...is now on sale at musiciansfriend.com for $150, down from $180. Of course they had to wait till two days after I ordered mine to drop the price. Akai SB1 Anyway, I got mine today. This really is a cool pedal. All but two or three of the presets out of the box weren't really to my liking though. The sound quality of all of the presets is really good, but most of them are too cheesy. Good thing there are many controls to tweak. You can get some great sounds from every preset. Probably the worst thing about this unit is the small range you get with every control. There is enough range to change the sound a bit (enough to get rid of the cheese ), but not nearly as much as I would like. But, like I said, the sounds are really, really good. This will make a nice addition to my Korg G5 (A superior synth IMO). They both sound amazing, but the Korg has way more room to tweak and tracks way better. I'm very happy with the Akai, though it would be nice to have that extra $30. Oh well.