Purchased from: Matchetts Music Belfast
Sound — 7
I'm using this as I said with a Line6 Spider II 15wt and my guitar is an Epi les paul standard. The pedal does not make any noise when turned off and does not affect my Boss Auto-wah which I put before it. Compared to the DS-1 it is pretty good and sounds like John Frusciante's or kurt cobains are easy to get but the heavey sounds are much harder to get unless it's ran throgh a Drive channel on the amp and using like a boost pedal.
Overall Impression — 7
I play a lot of rock and indie music but it works for many other styles which I don't aply as much of. A lot of people compare this to the DS-1 but in my opinion it's more like the Boss blues driver only a lot better. I would recommend this pedal. It's usually 20 by the way but I got it in a sale.
Reliability & Durability — 8
So far the reliability has been good. It's made of plastic which worried me cause I tend to jump on these things but it has been very durable and is able to withsatnd a good kick. I've gigged with it a few times and it works well live. It seems like it will hold out. The only problem is the knobs are quite loose right from the start.
Ease of Use — 8
I'm using this through a Line6 Spider II 15 and have to say it took me a while to get a good sound from it. It's not a heavey distrotion pedal but when I play it through the clean channel it get barely any distrotion. That said ith a bit or work it gives really nice classic rock a blues rock tones. The pedal itself is easy to use with only 3 knobs. The manual with it is very simple but of course it is only a distortion pedal.