Sound — 10
Im using a 2006 Fender mexican jazz bass with an Ashdown superfly head and Ashdown m.a.g 4x10 cabinet. This setup doesnt effect the pedal at all though. In the shop I tested it with Pedulla's, rickenbackers, gibsons, Ibanez's, Ampeg amps, Fender amps and the pedal was never fazed or effected by the different setups. The low end fuzz of this pedal is the most impressive as with alot of pedals its hard to achieve a constant sound throughout the ranges.
Overall Impression — 10
This pedal was really expensive but it was well worth the price. I used to use Zoom and Boss fuzz's/distortions but the Zvex blos them out of the water. Being in a 3piece band, i needed something to help build the bands Live sound and the Woolly Mammoth definately gets my testicles quaking. I completely love this pedal and it even fit in when i used it for a level 42 cover at a local charity show, its practical, reliable and the best on the market at the minute.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This pedal works perfect everytime. Ive had it for just over a year and ive never needed a new battery even when i use it for at least 3 hours a week. I dont believe that the Woolly Mammoth will EVER let me down. It even says in the box that the battery should last forever.
Ease of Use — 10
There was no manual but lets be honest, this isnt the most complicated piece of equipment in the world to work out. Personally I believe that this pedal is completely AMAZING. The nobs are sensitive and adjust the sound alot with a slight nudge, which can get annoying but gives a huge possible range of fuzz sounds from one small box. Basically whatever sound you want fuzz wize, you are guaranteed to get it here; especially if your a fan of Chris Wolsenholme.