Price paid: $ 50
Purchased from: Musician's Friend
Sound — 8
Generally use distortion with a long delay, distortion, clean, and something with quite a bit of low-end. Like the previous reviewer, to get the pedal into bypass can be somewhat difficult, so it wouldn't be wise to use it at gigs, unless you're prepared to concentrate on foot-placement and not the music you're playing. It does eat through batteries if you have lost the DC adapter, so don't lose it.
Overall Impression — 7
Quite good for all types of music, especially industrial where a modelling processor is basically required. All around it's a good tool to have during a recording session, but not on stage. For the price, you may as well buy the next step up.
Reliability & Durability — 8
Very durable, I've dropped it on numerous occasions and it does stand the test thanks to the metal casing. I can see that the foot pedals will wear out quickly, but then again, they may rarely be used. Very reliable with the exception of the sensitivity of both of the pedals needing to be pressed at precisely the exact moment.
Ease of Use — 8
Very easy to use. The EQ settings are nice to have, even though they really aren't needed. Editing the effects is extremely easy, basically a touch and click. Selection for the bass amps is decent if not good. A good choice of effects come with the BP50.