Price paid: $ 549
Purchased from: eBay
Sound — 10
I've got and standard Fender Strat, Ibanez Jem, Universe and a K7 running through the GT-8 with a second expression pedal in the external section, all running into a mode 4 Marshall, and the tone is perfect, everything I need from Floyd to Pantera is there you just gotta find it. The effects are top notch never failed me, every parameter you need to adjust is there. But the synth could be improved sightly (not that youd need it really).
Overall Impression — 10
This pedal set is the tits, if you get the chance try it, and you will fall in love with it and eventually own one, it saves money on all the singles you could get and different preamp settings change everything youve ever played before.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It's Boss, solid as a rock, never failed me yet.
Ease of Use — 9
Considering I've used the Previous GT-5 and 6 I already had the knowledge on how this beast works, but a quick skim through the manual get the basic covered, and I only mean the basics, the more advanced stuff this box ca deliver are not exactly covered inside the book so either digging through the settings yourself or by using another source will usually be advised. If your buying a new GT-8 then it probably won't need upgrading but I had to tok me a little while as there is a fault with the upgrading if you mess it up. All thats needed is a little time to spend with the initial getting used to it.