Purchased from: It was a birthday present
Sound — 9
I am using my DM100 with a Squier Stratocaster and a Fender 10-watt amp. Regardless of the small amp, this pedal still manages to pack a punch. The DS1 setting provides quite heavy yet flowing distortion, which is what the Foo Fighters may use for example. The D+ provides retro-styled distortion, which is excellent for playing Sunshine of your Love by Eric Clapton. Also, the RAT setting provides quite a heavy distortion, but is a hell of a lot smoother than the DS1 setting. this is good for playing stuff like Green Day, Rancid etc.
Overall Impression — 8
Overall, this is a great value-for-money pedal. For 15, it's more or less a bargain! It's easy to produce many different gritty noises, but at the same time, it probably won't last long and it's pink (i hate pink)! However, I would certainly recommend it to anyone, regardless of them being a beginner or someone of extreme knowledge. If it was stolen, I would probably by this again, but I may also go for something else.
Reliability & Durability — 7
I've only had this pedal for a few days now, yet it seems very reliable. The only bad thing though is that the chassis is made out of plastic, meaning that it may break after a while, and makes it a big no for long gigs (short gigs may be OK).
Ease of Use — 8
This pedal is absolutely easy to use, all you have to do is plug the guitar into it and then into the amp! There are 3 knobs; a distortion knob, a tone knob, and a level knob, which are gently placed, making it easy to change settings. There is also a 3-way selector switch in order to change between the 3 different patches (DS1, D+ and RAT). These features allow you to achieve many different sounds from the pedal. However, mine did not come with a manual, but I downloaded it from their website.