Its broad array of effects makes it an excellent choice for those who are starting to introduce themselves to the guitar effects world, having entertainment for a long time.
The only drawback is the excessive alteration of the original guitar sound at times
I write this for those find one at a pawn shop or thrift store.Purchased this in a Great Plains music store on a work trip. Many useable effects and realistic amp models (respectively). Not good for travel compare to a Pandora PX3 which I was using at the time. You have to have a AC outlet for it to work since it does not take batteries. I have ran into people using as a multi-effect devices for home use in their solid state amps and it works for that being able to switch from amp models with the included footswitch however, with a one second latency switching between patches.
The tonal character is on par with simulators of that time. Distortions are bright and harsh which is ok for metal but not blues or fusion.
If you find it under $40 and have money to blow go for it otherwise, there are better options under $100.
Great for the bedroom musician/practice. Not for stage use obviously but, could work in a pinch.