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Sound Quality

THE SOUND QUALITY IS PRETTY GOOD FOR SUCH A DIGITAL DEVICE. THE 2K IS A VERY GOOD ELECTRIC GUITAR PROCESSOR BUT IT IS A GREAT ACOUSITIC PROCESSOR. THE ONLY FAULT I HAVE FOUND IS THAT THE DISTORTIONS ARE A BIT HARSH AND CAN GET A LITTLE SHARP ON THE UPPER END OF THE SCALE. ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE USING A SOLID STATE AMP. I USE IT IN A STEREO CONFIGURATION WITH 2 1966 FENDER SUPER REVERBS. I HAVE FOUND THAT IF YOU DONT USE THE ONBOARD DISTORTIONS AND GET A SIMPLE BLUES BREAKER DISTORTION PEDAL IT HAS MUCH BETTER AND WARMER DISTORTIONS. JUST PLUG THE DISTORTION PEDALS THROUGH THE IN AND OUT LOOPS. THIS IS A KILLER WAY OF GETTING THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. ACOUSTICLY SPEAKING, THE 2K WORKS ON FLATOPS BETTER THAN A DESIGNATED FLATTOP PROCESSOR. I HAVE USED IT IN THE STUDIO, LIVE, WITH AND WITHOUT AN AMP AND OVERALL VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE PERFORMANCE. YOU DEFINETLY NEED THE FX15 MIDI CONTROLLER PEDAL ON THE LIVE GIGS. GIVES YOU A 3RD DIMENTION TO YOUR PLAYING. I AM ONLY TAKING OFF ONE POINT BECAUSE OF THE RATING BECAUSE OF THE HARSH DISTORTIONS.

Reliability/Durability

IF IT CAN SURVIVE ONE YEAR WITH MY BAND I HAVE TO GIVE IT A HIGH RATING. OTHER THAN A DRUNK STANDING ON MY FRONT INPUT CABLE TO THE 2K AND SCREWING UP MY INPUT THE DEVICE WORKS PERFECTLY. EVEN WITH THAT DAMAGED YOU CAN HOOK UP IN THE BACK OF THE UNIT WITH VERY LITTLE SIGNAL LOSE. THE ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THAT THE MIDI PEDALS PAINT JOB NEEDS TO BE A LITTLE THICKER TO PREVENT RUST. THE 2K UNIT ITSELF HAS HELD UP WELL AND HAS BEEN EXTREMELY ROAD TESTED OVER THE LAST 6 YEARS.

General Comments

OVERALL THE UNIT IS TOUGH AND HOLDS UP WELL. WE PLAY HARD DRIVING COUNTRY AND ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC AND IT IS VERSITAL ENOUGH AND EASY ENOUGH TO SWITCH IN AND OUT WITHOUT MUCH EFFORT. THE TUBE DESIGN NEEDS MORE DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE THE DIGITAL SIDE OF THE DEVICE OUTWEIGHS THE NICE IDEA OF PUTTING AN AX7 INSIDE. IF YOU CAN GET ONE OFF EBAY I RECOMEND IT HIGHLY YOU WONT BE SORRY. THIS UNIT IS PERFECT FOR PROJECT STUDIOS BECAUSE OF THE VERSITILITY, NOISE GATES TO TAKE OUT HISSSSSS, AND THE DIRECT CAPABILITIES OF THE UNIT. THIS IS THE ONLY UNIT I HAVE FOUND THAT COULD DO IT ALL WITHOUT HAVING 4 TO 5 PEDALS IN FRONT OF ME.




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