"Ignore the 'no tone' reviews...good product."
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
I've owned a rack-mount Samson for 16 years and just needed something so I wouldn't have to run cables from the rack to my pedals and then back to the board. This seemed like the perfect product but after reading some of the reviews I hesitated. BUT, knowing that with Same Day I could send it back AND knowing that I had no problems whatsoever with my rack-mount I decided to go for it. I really doubted that 16 years later Samson got worse at what they did. I extensively sat down and went back and forth from this product and rack-mount and saw NO issues with it at all. Granted I've only used it for a couple gigs, but I wanted to get a review up before someone else got turned off. It didn't change my tone at all, but if you have no tone to begin with then....
My only complaint so far is that I have to buy an AC adapter for the 'pedal' part of the unit. I'm currently using a 9-volt in that AND the AAA in the receiver, and the AAA only lasted two shows. I can see that I'll be going through more AAA's already and add the 9-volt on top of that and it'll add up over time. My rack-mount Samson came with a plug and the 9-volt in the battery pack would last at least a handful of shows.
Ease of Use:
You plug it in and turn it on. It took about 2 minutes to figure out that the one knob should be turned all the way to the right.
So far so good, but being a 'pedal' I'm worried about the long-term durability especially after seeing how beat up my other pedals are though I do realize I won't be stepping on this one.
It;s about $75 over where it's real price point should be. It was worth it to me because I was sick of running wires back and forth.
The Wow Factor:
It's small, compact and it works. PLUS, it's nice not having that extra battery pack hanging off my belt.