Sound — 4
I use this pedal with my Cheetah 30w amp, and Stagg EU SURF-TB UK guitar. It gives a good, pure rock sound when set to Fuzz mode 1 or 2. Boost mode simply enhances the volume. This pedal gives quite noisy feedback on the Fuzz modes. When set to a low volume the effects sound pretty poor, but when loud they rock! With this pedal you can get sounds like Aerosmith, especially in their song 'Same Old Song And Dance'. Although this pedal has 3 modes, the fuzz modes sound pretty similar. Mode 1 is louder than mode 2, but mode 2 has more Fuzz.
Overall Impression — 4
I play rock music, so this is an ok, low budget pedal for my style. I have been playing for 3 years, and this is my first pedal since I only got an electric guitar in February 2008, so I don't own any other pedals, however rated to the other ones I've seen, this is a good buy for it's price. If it was stolen or lost, I would buy a different pedal, as I think that more functions would suite me. My favourite feature is the first Fuzz mode, as it can make my playing sound just like one of my favourite bands - Aerosmith, however I wish it had more modes and options to choose. I would recommend this pedal to a beginner Who is just wanting to try out a low costing FX pedal.
Reliability & Durability — 5
This FX pedal uses a 9 volt battery, however if using it in a gig, always use the other power function, which in this case is a lead connecting the pedal to a 9V power outlet. If you do use a 9V battery, it can run out pretty quick, and in a gig this is not an option without backup.
Ease of Use — 7
This FX pedal is pretty easy to use, simply push the pedal to turn it on and off. There is a Switch at the top right of the pedal, which switches between 3 modes (Fuzz mode 1, Fuzz mode 2 and Boost). Four knobs control the level, gain, treble and bass power. The manual however is pretty lame. It uses up masses of paper, for about 2 sentences on how to insert the battery in more or less every language.