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Sound — 10
Here is my gear: Squier Strat, Peavey Rage 158, Boss DS-1. It serves as a good distorton pedal. It's only noisy if I turn gain and volume all the way up on my dirty channel (which is useless because my amp is a solid state), so it really isn't noisy. It's not even noisy when I just use one of the single coils alone. I can get a mild to heavy distortion with the pedal. I can get a decent sound for most of my favourite bands.
Overall Impression — 10
I play rock mainly, and some metal and I think this pedal does those sounds great. I've bee playing for just over 2 years and this pedal suits me fine. I really have no regrets with this pedal because it was free. If it were stolen or lost, I would probably just get another one. I love the sounds I can gwt from the pedal, and I don't hate anything about it. Overall, I recommend this pedal for anybody looking for a nice solid distortion.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It's a Boss pedal, so I know reliability isn't even an issue. I could easily use this at a gig without a backup. The only Boss pedal I have ever seen broken was a chorus that my brothers cat peed on. I think this pedal will last for a long time without any hassle at all. It is built to last and that's what it will do.
Ease of Use — 10
My brother got a new amp, so he had no use fo a distortion pedal any more. He gave this pedal to me for free because he figured it would be a pretty decent distortion pedal for my small Peavey Rage 158. He was right, it gets a pretty good sound. It's very easy to get a sound that you like out of it.