Price paid: $ 106.65
Purchased from: Renaissance Music
Sound — 8
I'm using this pedal with a B.C. Rich Warlock through a Kustom Solo 16 amp, I've also tried it with my old Ibanez Gio. Both guitars produced nearly exactly the same sound through this pedal. This pedal is capable of producing fat distortion with a high Pick attack, but I find that it is really limited to one genre of music. If you're looking for a heavy, crisp thrash sound, then this is the pedal that you want.
Overall Impression — 9
I've been playing guitar for about 2 years, almost strictly metal. This was the first pedal that I'd ever purchased, and I've found that it has given me that riff sound that was I looking for, especially with such a cheap amp. I would recommend this pedal to anyone wanting a down-tuned sound even without the down tuning. The only thing that I really don't like about this pedal is that the power adapter (Boss PSA) is sold separately and a 9V lasts a mere hour.
Reliability & Durability — 10
All-metal construction for this one, if you're dealing with an unruly crowd, you could always bludgeon someone with it during a break, and then continue using it for the show. The sound never fails, and I doubt that the construction will either. Reliability and durability.
Ease of Use — 10
Completely simple operation. Sporting four self-explanatory knobs, any user can find a good balance between heavy low ends and crisp high attacks. Basic on-off switch, doesn't get easier. The provided manual is excellent, explaining the functions of various controls as well as supplying a few examples for stock metal sounds.