If It Wasn't For Those LOUD Footswitches...this would be a great little unit. Picked it up Friday from Guitar Center in Richmond. I really like it...accept for those foot switches, there is a very loud double click that comes through like broken glass when recording. In addition to running the acoustic guitar through the Vocalist 3, I also mic it with a Beta 57. Blending the two seems to give me a fuller, and more natural sound. If you're only running guitar direct, maybe the clicking noises wouldn't get picked-up as much. The 3rd & 5th harmonies are pretty good...the 7th's, and octaves, not so much. The higher ones better than the lower ones, at least for my already deep voice. The pitch correction is OK I suppose if used at 50% or less. It's not really gonna create any magic for you anyway, but it will smooth things a bit...and won't sound over processed if you keep below that 50%. The gender bender doesn't work well, again at least for my voice.
If it wasn't for those footswitches, I'd give it 5...and keep this processor. But for my set up, and purpose...the switches are just too loud for recording, and is a little bit of an annoyance for folks listening as well. Perhaps if you're trying to use it with a full band, there would be enough ambient noise to cover it.