I bought my first Hu 8500 tuner in 1985. I think it was one of the first pedal tuners on the market. Mine is in my home kit and still works likes new. The plastic case is heavy and has never given any look of cracking or failing. I used mine onstage for about 12 years until I purchased a Fender just because of Murphy's Law. It works well on stage under the lights and I don't hear any "tone sucking". The dual outlets allow for quiet tuning between tunes. No clicks, no pops, just tunes accurately . No complaints.