just picked up a used one and have to say I'm VERY impressed.
been doing guitar synth stuff for years now by way of a GR30>JP8080>MS2000.
Bought this on a whim, someone on another forum(TGP) was selling it for $450 with nice sturdy road case and GK-3 pickup.
been reading up on it here for a bit now, incredible treasure trove of info.
the tracking is unsurpassed as far as I'm concerned(I've also owned a GR300) none of the glitchyness of the GR30, although i learned to love it and used it creatively.
no matter how fast I play it keeps up.
the sounds are impressive. very happy with the VG-99.
I was concerned because I kept reading about people saying how "deep" it was and I have to say it's pretty intuitive to me.
have only read the manual for general system and GK settings and to perform a factory reset.
maybe it's all those years of programming the aforementioned synths, talk about deep.
I will eventually read the entire manual.
now if someone can point me in the direction of threads that discuss the crazier, unconventional sounds and ways of using it, not into guitar modeling myself, I'd appreciate it.