Purchased from: American Musical Supply
Sound — 8
I bought this as a quick, cheap replacement for a Big Muff Pi that was stolen. I have not bothered to replace it. This pedal gives me the sound and output of my old pedal at less than half the cost. This is not a distortion pedal so much as a sustain and boost pedal. You will not get metal crunch but you will get that warm Santana-ish sustain.
Overall Impression — 9
I was expecting a temporary replacement for a more expensive pedal but was pleasantly surprised when this puppy came. I would definitely buy another if it was stolen or lost. At $30 you can't go wrong. The pedal compares very well to the Big Muff Pi at more than twice the price.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I have had the pedal for about two years and have gigged with it dozens of times. Never had a problem with it. The metal case is very similar to the Pi it replaced. Bulletproof case. The Switch is heavy duty as well. I give it an 8 because the knobs have plastic shafts. That seems to be very common on pedals made today.
Ease of Use — 9
Three knobs, one Switch. Level, tone, sustain. Very simple. Can run on batteries or external power supply. I use a Visual Sound One Spot to power all my pedals and it works great with this pedal. If you can't figure it out, you probably shouldn't be playing guitar. You may Hurt yourself.