Purchased from: Yamaha
Sound — 10
I'm using a crappy Yamaha Pacifica with a crappy Yamaha GA-10 amplifier. Nothing much to talk about, but when plugged in with the Grilled Cheese, it goes beserk! Turn the renoscance knob all the way down, and you get this crazy sleek treble distortion similar to a Boss Metal Zone. When you turn it all the way up, it gives you this powerful bass distortion, equally crazy and sleek. Amazing what a 2 knobs effect can do.
Overall Impression — 10
I used to play hardcore D-beat punk rock like The Casualties, and other hard rock/metal like Foo Fighters, Children Of Bodom. Kinda the type of distortion I'm looking for, it goes well with my style of music. I got it for a birthday present from my brother, and if it were stolen, I'd track down that guy and beat the living daylights out of him.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Reliablity & Durablity? I'm not sure about the durability 'cause I haven't gigged with it, but I'm sure it will go well (maybe gotta get a backup just in case). But I can say that it's totally reliable. It even has this see through hard plastic case covering the area around the knobs, so the knobs don't get stomped on and get spoilt when ever you step on it. It has this large rubber surface at the bottom, so rest assured the little dude won't move an inch.
Ease of Use — 10
Grilled Cheese is totally easy to use. Only 2 knobs, level and renoscance, so yeah it's easy to use. Oh yeah, it's yellow in colour too, my favourite color! There's no big manual, only a small piece of paper showing the preferred distortion. But do you really need a manual for an effect with only 2 knobs? Just turn the knobs and you will get the sound you're looking for, No Doubt about it.