Price paid: $ 42.09
Purchased from: Morlings House Of Music
Sound — 7
This pedal is noisy, and does this wierd thing with the treble when bypassed. It's a delay pedal, so it sounds good if your amp and guitar makes it sound good. Make sure it's put after your distortion in your effects order! If you're using your amps distortion (like me) you're going to need to use the effects loop.
Overall Impression — 6
I play metal/punk/shred/rock, and this pedal can handle them without esploding. If this was stolen/lost I would, probably have to buy another one, but I would get a Marshall Echohead for a little bit more money if I could. Before this pedal I was using the delay on my old amp, when I got a new one I needed a seperate delay pedal, aka this.
Reliability & Durability — 3
Ah, this is what sets it apart from it's Boss counterpart, and the reason it costs 19. This is not a pedal to be relied upon. For one thing it's made of plastic. For another thing the input/output sockets look very likely to break. And adapters: with one adapter the LED just flickered madly when on and off. With another the LED was on when the pedal was activated, and off when it wasn't. With another it was the other was around. With another the pedal was stuck on. I wouldn't use this at a gig without a backup, but I don't have any money so I have to.
Ease of Use — 6
If you've never used a delay pedal before, it will be a while before you find usable settings, as you're probably going to crank the level knob, which needs to be down low. You aren't going to be able to suddenly use a long delay, then Switch to a short one, so you have to either find a setting that does all of your delay needs 'okay' or bend down and change the settings. The battery compartment is wierd to takee off, and if you're going to use an adapter, watch out; this pedal refuses to light the LED lights properly with a lot of adaptors (See reliability for that).