Hey dudes, I got the Slammi right before New Years. So far, I really like it. I've owned a few Digitech Whammy pedals before (a whammy2, and two whammy4s) and liked them, so I was anxious to give this a whirl.
The overall build quality seems nice, and the pedal has a very solid feel and weight. It is a buffered pedal but I didn't notice any real change to my tone by adding the Slammi to the front of my signal chain. No weird latency or increase in brightness. I have been running the Slammi off of a 9volt battery and I was impressed by how many hours I of use I got out of that first battery.
I think the overall sound of the Slammi is good as well. It sounds just as good as the Digitechs to me, and the shifted tones sound a bit clearer and fuller to my ears at least. The ability to blend in your normal tone is cool too. The different modes (intervals) that are available are nice, but trying to change intervals on stage or at a rehearsal is a real pain though.
I only use the Slammi on the one octave up setting at gigs. I was originally hoping to use some of the other modes live as well, but the switching is done on a small rotating dial with that has numbers written on it but does not have dented spots for the dial to stop. So you have to visually line up the tiny number on the dial in the center of the tiny 'window'. Anyway, dudes who like to switch modes on their whammy a lot during gigs/jamming probably aren't gonna be super stoked about this.
The only other thing about the Slammi that I noticed, is the way you turn the effect on and switch to bypass. You push the pedal nose down and then bring it back, it's like you are clicking on an invisible toe switch. For me, (a clumsy dude) this action has been tricky to get the hang of. I have been working on it and am getting better, but I gotta say, there is something nice about just stomping on a switch to turn an effect on when your busy playing music.
Anyway, sorry about the longwindedness of this. In short; I like the Slammi, but switching it on and off is weird/tricky (for me at least!). Rock on!
The control wheel on the side is slight inconvenient but i tend to only use 1 octave up on the whammy live anyway.
Tracking chords in a package smaller than the whammy + dry blend seems like winner.
Can't wait to get my hands errr... feet on one.