Price paid: $ 80
Purchased from: Friend
Sound — 5
I play through a Randall RX120DHS and multiple Ibanez electrics. High amounts of noise, so gate suggested, it's distorion is a little to thin, and not good for rythme, it sounds like your typical, wannabe death pedal, and if you think that the distortion is thick, your wrong, if you want the whole drenched thing that everyone is talking about, then you need high output EMGs, or SDs. I can get absolutely NO cool tones out of it what so ever.
Overall Impression — 6
Overall, this pedal is for someone with a nice setup, and can control noise well, I review things from a budget players standpoint, and if you are going to get a distortion pedal from Boss the DS-1, Metalcore, or Mega distortion is a better choice. You don't at all need an awesome rig and instrument to make them sound great. I wouldn't replace or buy another one, I would let the sad sap have it, it just isnt worth it. If you like it, that's great, but it just isnt for me.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It's a Boss stompbox darn it. It's brilliantly made, and very high quality. You could(if you take the spring stuff out of the place right under the pedal itself) just throw it on the ground, Pick it up, and start playing the shiz out of it. No gigging with this thing at all. Never
Ease of Use — 10
This is I don't care what you say about it. a TERRIBLE distortion pedal. Good sound-needs tweaking, manual-useless, never upgraded. However, as with other Boss pedals, the selector knobs, how they have that level thing going on is AWESOME! You can customize it so forkin much! Also it's just a stompbox, how hard can it be.