Price paid: $ 45
Sound — 10
I warn you if you go buy it and plan to use it on a cheap amp I had it on my 20w Univox and it sounded like shit later on I tried it on my teacher's Fender amp and you could hear god through it you had the distortion a milimeter of the edge and it was already enough (Fenders are known for that). Now I curently own a Gibson '68 SG Custom, a guitar with alsort of parts on it and Carvin SX-100 from the early '90s with a BR12 speaker in it I can a get early Metallica's (Master Of Puppets, Kill 'Em All, Ride The Lightning) sound from it, Megadeth's, Iron Maiden's, allmost every sound you want even to the Misfits'. One thing bout' this shit is that you wont be able to get a sound that is bluesy, overdriveish and any thing that aint metal.
Overall Impression — 10
I play basically metal and thats about it, I've been playin over a year now and I'm pretty crazy at it too. I also own a Ibanez WH-10 for a wah and I use 1 of my 2 guitars, I have one with alsorts of parts (roughly 600 bucks of parts) and a '68 Gibson SG Custom they sound awesome. If it got stolen I wouldnt go to the more recent model (Metal Zone) they are similar but I preffer this ones sound you can get more of the '80s metal from it. I also compared it to the uber metal when this ones' distortion is 3/4 full you can get a close match.
Reliability & Durability — 10
What can I say, it's a Boss. Like I said earlier I bought it second hand and I'm pretty sure that the guy that owned it before me giged with it, the paint's weared out at some places, dents all over but its still a jewel. All I know it's from the '80s (that's what I heard) so it had some milleage on it.
Ease of Use — 10
This pedal is awesome when you know how to use it. There're only 4 knobs. There was a manual but I bought it used and the guy didn't have one, nobody should care.