I struggled with the PT1 for over a year based on the good reviews, but still hated it not only because I thought the tuning was a little off, but because it was too flaky and very cheaply built.
my most reliable guitar, under ideal PT1 tuning:
unlike the Boss TU-2 this is a true bypass and $10.00 cheaper - although I wouldn't exactly hold that against the Boss, because I used to own one and it sounded very good.
I'm gonna try to get my hands on one of those Pitchblacks . . .