Great sounds right out of the box. I assumed many of the preset sounds would need tweaking but I was wrong. DigiTech has created a lot of useful sound combinations that work well just as they are. I would however, recommend studying the manual because there are so many more variables and settings that will allow you to create your own sounds. The pedal is extremely lightweight, but also seems strong and sturdy. I have even found the product box useful for transporting the pedal to and from gigs.