Price paid: A$ 40
Purchased from: Gosford Music Centre
Sound — 9
I'm practicing with my Ibanez bass amp, and my Epiphone Les Paul 100, and it sounds fantastic. I can match sounds from Lenny Kravitz, Rammstein, Linkin Park, The White Stripes, etc. mostly by adjusting the tone and level knob. I'm sure I could get much more if I tried. It gets a little noisy when you max everything out, but that's to be expected.
Overall Impression — 9
I play a variety of rock music, from metal to just normal rock. I start using this pedal at around the Heavy Rock music stage, and dial up the Distortion as I go from there. I've been playing seriously for about a year. I researched these pedals before I chose this one, so I didn't need to ask anything about it. If it were stolen or lost (as with my guitar) I would donkey punch the thief and take it back. Failing that I would buy a new one. The most comparison I did was to sound clips of other pedals, and I think this sounds almost as good as Boss's equivalent SM2 pedal, which is more than twice the price. The most "comparison" I did was between this and the Behringer Delay pedal (DS100 I believe) which I will probably buy next anyway. I do kind of wish it had a knob for Mids, not just high and low, but I'm still happy with this.
Reliability & Durability — 9
People seem to have a problem with Behringer pedals because they are made of plastic. however they are of solid build, and I would certainly gig it without a backup.
Ease of Use — 9
The pedal basically explains itself. It has level, low, high and dist knobs, and with some quick experimentation, it's easy to find great sounds. I was a bit miffed as to how to install the battery, but a quick read of the manual explained it (it's actually under the pedal switch itself). The manual is very brief, but it does the job.