Anyone else frustrated with this? I have looked for days for a solution to this problem. (the problem is at 'The con' part, a little below)
I am a bass player, and I love the fact that this series leaves my clean bass signal completely intact. I experience no tone suck at all.
I have been using the m5 for a while now, and it has the best sub octave i have ever used. SUPERB tracking and REAL subs. The frequencies are real, not feel.
Now, I had almost decided I was gonna go for the m9 to completely substitute my pedal board. How amazing would that be?
So, lets list the pros:
- No tone suck
- Relatively cheap
- Small footprint AND lightweight (flyable!)
- Need only one adapter
- Great effects
- Don't need a pedalboard, patch cables, velcro etc.
- Porbably more.
The con (singular for me)
- Not ONE drive/fuzz/dist. model has the possibility to let the clean signal be mixed with the effect.
This seems like a small thing, but for me it voids most of the pros.
I have to get an additional pedal (standalone drive or something) which will result in:
- Tone suck
- More expensive
- heavier and need more space
- To fight tone suck, need: Fx looper (added weight, space etc)
- Need a multi isolated dc brick (added space weight)
- Need a pedal board, patch cables, velcro etc. (added space weight)
- Not flyable.
- Don't need the m9, will stay with the m5 for the oct and maybe delays only.
To me, it seems like a nobrainer to release a firmware update with +/- 3 (A TS and a fuzz) models with a blend knob or clean/wet volumes.
How much work can it be? And guaranteed you will sell numerous units to bass players who have the same problem as I do. (I know you're out there)
It's just ONE con, but a complete dealbreaker nonetheless.
I sincerely hope this will get picked up. Upon release of such an update, I will march to the store immediately.
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So we might see who many people actually have this problem.