Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 11:24 AM (in response to Karl63)Re: M13 Virgin [it's not a patch]
For most purposes the advanced manual is not needed, so don't let that intimidate you. I work in a local music store and I had never really looked at the M13 when a customer asked about it. I literally learned to use it while explaining it to him and that's what made me want to get one. I was using it without even looking through the basic manual. I only referenced the manual when I added an effects loop to my amp. You really need to think of it as 4 stompboxes stitched together and give yourself time to delve into the advanced features which some people honestly never need.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 10:46 PM (in response to Karl63)Re: M13 Virgin [it's not a patch]
I love my M13 more every time I use it. It's very simple to use. The manual does come in handy occasionally, but it's mainly useful for learning how to get into the setup screen and what to do while in the setup menu. It's quite easy except it can be a little confusing figuring out which place to set the FX loop.
I use 4 cable method. I have my M13 set in 4-3-2-1 mode, and have the Loop set to "post fx4." That puts FX 1-3 in my amp's FX loop, and FX4 in front of the amp. Once you get that stuff worked out, the M13 is pretty much like using individual pedals like echoraven said. Just punch up an effect and mess with its settings until you like it.