Price paid: $ 27.45
Sound — 8
I use it as a boost pedal as my Carlsbro valve amp has a decent enough cruch sound. The sound it gives is great for searing classic rock lead tone, very smooth and sweet. I use it my cover's band and it just lifts the sound of my guitar to the front of the mix. However if your looking for a metal or other high gain sound this pedal is not for you in my opinion.
Overall Impression — 9
This pedal is great for classic rock type bands or anyone who lays off the gain but wnats a boost for a solo. If it were stolen I would simply buy annother one as they are so cheap. This pedal works best with a humbucker equiped guitar and a valve amp. If you have a Line 6 Spider or something similar I would not purchase this pedal.
Reliability & Durability — 7
Although it doesn't feel tough it can stand my boots and I do stamp on my pedals quite aggressively. I would gig with this pedal without a backup as I have never had any problems with. It does, however, go through batterys (9 volt block) quite quickly so I prefer to use the power cable which I bought seperately.
Ease of Use — 10
Basic stomp box, very easy to use 3 knobs, level, tone, and drive. Difficult not to understand. The manual is essentially a waste of paper as it's very self explanitory. Also once you have acheicved a decent tone with it, it is very easy to return to that tone, whereas other pedals (in my opinion) take much longer to "reacquire" the tone.