Price paid: $ 94.8
Purchased from: academy of music
Sound — 8
The sound is really good for metal when playing in drop D however with standerd tuning it doesn't have the sustain. I found that tapping wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be although I suppose it would be better with other equipment to support it like a decent amp. I was able to create a good System Of A Down sound but couldn't re-create Mudvayne or disturbed for some reason.
Overall Impression — 10
This is my first and only peddle so far but compared to my friends peddles it sounds and works allot better. So I'm glad a I purchased a Boss modle instead of one of those shoddy knock off's that just make a fuzz distortion or a high amount of Overdrive. Overall I'd say it was worth the 120 bucks I paid for it (I know it's cheaper everywhere else but my town only had one music store at the time).
Reliability & Durability — 9
Everything on the Machine is very durable except for 2 parts I had problems with. The knob that changes the bottom effect is stuck and refuses to move, my friend has some cream he says can fix it but I find it alittle annoying. Also the part that the battery attatches to is starting to go (probebly cause I've had it for 2 years and never bother'd to get an adapter) but I can't really blame them for that.
Ease of Use — 9
Pretty easy to use, still don't have an adapter but it runs pretty good just with a 9volt. The manual's got a pretty good guide to it, but it's simple enough that you don't really need it. I don't know if my pedal has a revision number or if it's been upgraded.