Price paid: $ 445
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
I'm using this with an Epiphone les paul to either my Marshall MG50DFX or I'm using two 15" jbl monitors through a 650w power amp. My Marshall is in my room for recording, and the jbl's are in the basement for jamming. Since this pedal board has an output select on it, Ican get great tone out of either. I set it to COMBO AMP for my Marshall, or line/phones for the monitors. The cosm preamps are great and the choice to have them either dual mono or dual l/r. is a great feature too. Every effect sounds amazing, you could easily spend thousands of dollars to get the same tone that you get out of this.
Overall Impression — 10
I play anything from clean acoustic, to Satriani, to Zeppelin, to metal. This pedal does it all with authority! If your on the fence about this, jump off and run to guitar center and buy one! You wont be disappointed. I researched different pedals such as the DigiTech GNX4, The Line6 PODXT Live, and Podx3, this one was my hands down choice.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I could drop this off my roof and it wouldn't even leave a dent. This thing is built like a rock. Another thing I liked is the fact that the lower five pedals are lowered and protected from the knobs so that during a live performance you don't adjust you settings.
Ease of Use — 8
This is probable the only flaw in the product. You have to take some time to get to know how to use it. Once you look over the manual, which is simple to understand, it is very easy and quick to edit patches. But since this is such a complex processor, it may take some time to get just the tone you are looking for. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I've found many great new sounds by mistake with this thing.