As I recall, the string swell patch was borrowed from another Digitech device, the 2112 rackmount preamp. There were some similar things in the Boss GT series, which used a combination of a slow-attack volume effect with a dense multi-delay, some chorus, reverb and tremolo to get a string swell type effect. Dunno how you think the Reverberator was any tougher--the Space Station and the Reverberator used the same case (along with the Whammy Wah and the Modulator). My guess would be that the Reverberator would last much longer because the thing sounded so horrible that you wouldn't be using it after the initial period of experimentation. Or at least, that was my experience with it, after picking one up for $50 at a Guitar Center blowout. I used a Space Station exttensively for a couple of years and never had a problem with it. TravisH On Oct 28, 2004, at 2:39 AM, Loopers-Delightemail@example.com wrote: > > > > Tim, thanks for your help w/the Ibanez...re: the Space Station, I've > always > lusted after one (DOES ANYONE ELSE MAKE A STRING PAD FUNCTION LIKE > THAT???), they are not the most bulletproof devices in the world. NOt > as > self-destructing as the amusing ModFX series but nowhere near as > durable as > other Digitech stuff (e.g., my Reverberator is trouble-free, knowck on > wood). > So is there anything out there that does the Space Station's string pad > thing?