Price paid: A$ 65
Purchased from: TradeMe
Sound — 9
I am using a Jackson: JS30DKT Dinky Hardtail, Johnson Power 10 amp and a MT-2 Metalzone effects pedal, this pedal runs well with the guitar and amp and who would dumb enough to sue to distortion pedals at the same time? I bought DS-2 so it so I could do my chorus and verses I use my MT-2 for soloing. It is Noisy with and without the amp distortion depending on the level settings wich controls volume ultimately. I can get sounds similar to the legendary Kurt Cobain and Metallica. The distortion on this little hell raiser is awesome seeing thats what it's sole purpose is.
Overall Impression — 9
I play grunge/metal/rock/alternative kind of music and suits perfectly, I am sure this pedal will find this place in my bands effects loop. I have been playing for about 2 years now and I listed my other equipment in the sound section. I asked everything I wanted to before I bought this. If it were stolen or lost I would get it again with no regrets. The thing I love about this pedal is that it does disappoint its expectations and is very reliable. I don't really hate anything about this pedal. Great pedal :)
Reliability & Durability — 10
Lets put it like this putting in cannon and then shoot through traffic and you will stil be able to use it, this pedal is rock solid(although they don't expect you to be dumb with it and chuck it in the fire.)I would definitely use this pedal without a back up just a lot of batteries.
Ease of Use — 10
This pedal features a stomp box design, Check light,, Input and output jacks, 1 Tone control, 1 Distortion(Dist) control and 1 Level control. This a simple distortion pedal easy to use beginner and experienced will find great ease to get a good sound of it. The manual is good but you really don't need to use unless you are a beginner. This pedal has got an upgraded version wich is the DS-2 Turbo Distortion pedal but I still prefer this one. Overall this pedal is a good easy to use and highly effective pedal(It does the job).