M 350 Workhorse
I've used this unit for about 7 years as part of my guitar rig. I used compression and a short verb running out to a stereo direct box. I recently bought a very nice combo amp in an effort to scale down a bit and simplify my gear. The amp I bought has built-in digital verb and the first time I used it I was disappointed - maybe because I was spoiled by the unique and brilliant TC Elec sound. Before the next gig I installed it in a shallow rack and am running it through the effects loop of my new amp. I've got my sound back and it sounds great, as I expected it would. TC Elec. to my ear, just has the best, most versatile verbs... hands down. The ability to tweak the "color" and get those ambient sounds sets it apart. The M 350 is simple and straight forward to use in a live situation - no messing with a bunch of buttons and an LCD - no paging through presets - just knobs that are easy to read at a glance. I don't know how much longer I can expect this unit to function, but it's been workhorse and if it ever dies, I'll definitely replace it with another M 350.