Yes its old, Yes it's plain, Yes, and Yes for not buying this... did I say its FREEKIN HEAVY! BUT!! Yes seriously, BUT! It magically is a sonic badass like the 808 capacitors were; and has this unique ability with noise to signal ratio... its lower than Peavy's best that year... it was cheap... it was a mistake they made it so good, and it was so good it just had to go... The creamiest Tape Delay ever, ever, ever... could not believe.. Hardware echo, reverb, and all sorts of effects post or pre. you decide.