Price paid: $ 53.1924
Purchased from: Cranbourne Music
Sound — 8
I use a SX Strat copy and Silvertone 10 watt amp with no other effects connected yet. I really like the sound of it and for the price I paid for it I think it's great. It can get a bit loud if the amp is turned up high but this could be because it's a small amp, with the boost on it gives a distorted wah. When I got it did make a creaking sound that didn't go through the amp but I found it was the pedal (up and down) mechanism making this noise wasn't really a worry. I play the intro to voodoo chile on this wah I think it sounds pretty good.
Overall Impression — 8
I play mostly blues and rock (SRV, Hendrix, Clapton etc) but I haven't been playing long (nearly a year). This is my first wah and I don't own any other effects pedals at the moment, If it was stolen I probably buy a Vox. I do love the price of this pedal and really makes you think why the other ones are so exspensive. there's not much to hate for this price but I would of liked a off switch instead of taking the lead out of the input hole all the time so the battery isn't drained. I chose this wah pedal simply because of its price; I do wish it came with a power pack instead of using batteries all the time.
Reliability & Durability — 8
The pedal as a whole seems pretty tough but I don't trust the range and boost knobs as they look pretty fragile, if I was to use this at a gig I think it would be safer to have a backup. Other than that I think it's going to last a long time they do say the wahs with pots start making scratchy noises after a while, this shouldn't do this as it has optical control.
Ease of Use — 9
It's a wah so you just push the pedal with your foot and it wahs. It has a range knob, boost Switch and 3 dials for boost, Q and fine settings, you will probably need to change these to work out the sound you want but I found that the dials didn't really do much to the sound. It has a timer adjustment on the bottom through a hole; you will need a flat head screwdriver to adjust this. The manual just explains what everything is and what they do and not much else.