"Good at what it says it does"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
First thing first: I do not buy blind, and I am glad I researched this before I bought it. Having said that, this is a great little box that, like all boss products, "does what it says it does." There are only two major drawbacks to this case. It does not come with a power supply (supply your own PSA 120) and you have to pop the cover off the hinges to use it on the floor, and even worse, you have to put the lid off to the side while you're using it. I would have liked to see the board nest into the cover; if I'm at a gig and the cover gets lost, I'm sunk, because even though the pedals fit in there snugly they'd still fall out without the top on and I'd have to get another case. Those issues aside, it's perfect for me since I am not big on effects - I loaded mine up with a GEQ-7 and a TU-2, and with a little pushing, fit an Ibanez TS9DX in the middle. For reference, I compared the dimensions of the case's pedal slots and the TS9 - it is the same width, but is 5 millimeters too long, and believe me it DOES make a difference. You'd have to do some decent sanding inside the slot corners to fit it perfectly. One of the good things about this case is that it has a surprisingly generous amount of extra room to put things like a cord (wrapped very tightly) and the PSA 120 adapter. The molded plastic feels sturdy enough to stand up to normal road abuse and being stepped on night after night. In general, I'd reccomend the BCB-60 over this just because it's a lot cleaner/neater and gives you a lot more freedom to use non-boss pedals.
Ease of Use:
Open up, plug in, play. Real straightforward. It doesn't get a 10 because of the cover issue outlined above.
Tough shell, but the hinge and latch setup could be a lot better. Even though by nature those are the weak points of a case, I'd like to have seen a set of metal hoop latches and a metal rod through the bottom instead of the molded plastic pegs. Or possibly even two straps that wrap around the length of the case with a heavy duty snap divet.
The current MSRP is a total ripoff. For a case in this size range, I could get a nice corrugated steel case by CORE Equipment for about the same price and better functionality.
The Wow Factor:
I'm not really excited about this product since it is a utility piece and not a toy - but in that respect, it does its job well and that totally makes it worth having.
I buy gear to last, and so far I'm satisfied with this. I bought it with the intention of it being my "utility" case, for storing the two boss pedals that have been a staple in my setup for years and will likely not be replaced.