"Good idea, but they missed a key factor - this pedal is NOISY."
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
This is a noisy pedal. The basic effect it creates is great and its a good simulation of an electric-acoustic guitar. But it is so noisy, I had to remove it from my pedal chain. I'll try it with a noise gate, but shouldn't need to -- so it gets a 5.
It sounds good, came with a free power supply and was priced in the general range of other Boss pedals. But again, its noisy.
Ease of Use:
well lets see, there's an input, an output, a power input, and the stomp pedal. And 4 knobs. Pretty easy to use. But it is unplayable for live and I won't even tolerate it at home in my pedal chain because it effects the sound when on or off.
The basic structural quality is sound. Fit and finish and all those things are fine. But if its so noisy you can't really use it without a noise gate (and maybe with one - we'll see) then they missed a basic quality element - the noise floor is just too high in this design.
I wrote Boss for a "current draw" spec and they emailed me back promptly with the answer. But since all their other pedals include this spec and this pedal didn't on their site - it gets a 9. On the other hand, they got me the info quickly when I contacted them - which is good.
If I had it to do over again, I would have bought this used for half or a third the price because its looking like its going to be a novelty item and not part of my basic pedal chain.
The Wow Factor:
Its kind of unique in the market - I haven't seen other acoustic simulators. So I think that is nice. On the other hand it is so noisy, I really don't want it anymore unless I get a noise gate and it works well with it. If that happens, I'll use it.
It depends how it intereacts with a noise gate.