December 09, 2009

M9 is a great stompbox modeler

I just got this stompbox modeler called M9, made by Line 6. This modeler has a variety of vintage and modern tones all packed into one convenient package.

The M9 Stompbox Modeler provides brilliant tones, ease of use, and portability. The M9 (or its bigger brother, the M13), can absolutely be the all-in-one stompbox solution for every guitarist, replacing most or all of your other pedals.

The M9 has all the effects from best-selling Line 6 pedals and other units. Here are the famous sounds from the DL4, DM4 Distortion Modeler, FM4 Filter Modeler, MM4 Modulation Modeler, Verbzilla, Echo Pro and even more.

The M9 is built like three side-by-side effect units, and you can run any three effects simultaneously. You have complete control over the placement of effects as well as the type of effect. You can go for the common set ups many guitarist use, or you can follow your own creative path and come with completely original tones.

I was immediately impressed by how the M9 Stompbox Modeler is so incredibly easy to use. You can tweak your tones on the fly using the dedicated knobs. All you need to do is turn the knobs, and that's it. The settings are automatically saved, even if you unplug the unit. No hassle with holding 2 buttons at the same time in order to save, etc.

The Line 6 M9 also comes with a full-featured 28-second looper. It has all the necessary looper controls via dedicated footswitches. There are functions for Record/Overdub, Play/Stop, Play Once, Undo/Redo, Half Speed, and Reverse, and they are all very simple to use.

The unit is built very tough, with all-metal construction. No flimsy plastic here. It also has a built-in chromatic tuner - no need for an extra tuner pedal!

I can say right now that this is a heck of a steal at $399.99. You get so many great sounds in one unit, and it's portable, cool and small. Quite possible the ultimate solution for pedals and effects! The M13 has a bit more flexibility, but it's also quite a bit bigger. Either one is highly recommended. It's killer, I tell ya.

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on December 09, 2009

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