Price paid: € 110
Purchased from: Sound Shop
Sound — 8
Huge range of tones out of this pedal, from the obvious metal high end gain, to a more crunchy and punk tone. Like I said, you just have to play around with all the setting to find a tone you like. It might take a while to find it, but I promise you, give it enough time and you will find whatever tone you need.
Overall Impression — 7
Great pedal, love the variety of tones you get! Used to play metal, hence why I got this, but now I play mainly punk rock at gigs, and classic rock at home, and I haven't found a need to get any other pedal yet. So ye, if you can manage getting the sound you want on an amp, you'll be able to manage this. If not, stay clear of this pedal, its just too complicated.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Great quality pedal! I've had mine almost three years now, gigged the hell out of it and its still almost as good as new. Its taken falls, kicks, throws, bodies falling on it, and it still works perfectly. I've only had to tighten the jacks once after somebody fell and snapped the tip of the lead.
Ease of Use — 5
Tough pedal to get used to with all the controls, but really worth your while playing around with the different settings and try out different setups. Best to write the ones you like down, because it'll be hard to get that exact tone back again. I wouldn't recommend this as a first pedal, its just to complicated. You're better off going for the DS-1, much cheaper and easier to use.