M9 Stompbox Modeler: Saul Zonana’s First Impressions

By Saul Zonana

Guitarist Saul Zonana has played with everybody from Adrian Belew to Kings X. Most recently he has been racking up his production credits, and touring in support of his latest CD, Blue Monkey.

Just off the road and back in the studio, I'm working on an album that has so much room for ambient guitar tones that Line 6 will definitely be a part of it.

I normally turn to my POD® X3 Pro to get a lush, stereo guitar tone. However, a few days ago the new Line 6 M9 Stompbox Modeler arrived at my studio door. I played with it a bit and was instantly in love with it.

Out of the box, it is loaded with really great effect combinations, (or "scenes" as they call them). The fact that it’s also a powerful looper puts it over the top for me.

Beyond that, it’s a true stereo unit with two expression inputs so tones can be manipulated while playing. It’s my new favorite Line 6 product.

Oh yeah, and it’s small in size so no big pedal board needed. LOVE THIS THING!!