I just got mine this morning and have only played it twice (at work now) but here are my initial impressions: Chords mode tracking = great Classic mode "whammied" note tone: better than Chords mode. Difference between classic/chords mode with the Detune settings: negligible. I've tried with a compressor (Xotic SP) before the BW but not after, though I think it'll do more good after the BW. I also want to compare it with my H9. So, I like Chords mode better with the harmony settings and Classic better with the pitch-shift settings. Will report back when I've spent more time with it.