Price paid: $ 30
Purchased from: Amazon
Sound — 10
I'm running this in the effects loop in my Peavey XXX Super 40. It's not very noisy, which is nice since this pedal is on 100% of the time for me. Using this pedal I can get a wide variety of sounds. For example, I could never get enough gain/power out of my crunch channel (granted it's a crunch channel), but with the pedal I was able to EQ it so it sounds like Testament, a thrash band. It's very versatile and can fix most "problems" with your regular tone.
Overall Impression — 10
I play most styles of music, so this thing really comes in handy. I've been playing guitar for about two years, running an Ibanez S470 into a EHX Holy Grail, into my amp. This pedal is in the FX loop. If lost or stolen, I would go out and buy it again. Best $30 I've ever spent on guitar gear, a real important piece of my rig. I really wonder how I was able to play without one, it's great.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I would gig with it, but some people complain about it's plastic shell. I would say it's pretty durable, since it's fallen off my amp a few times, but onto the carpet below. I guess I would prefer a metal casing, just for peace of mind. I don't play gigs, just bedroom play, but I would be a little careful if I were gigging with it, but since it's in the loop I just sit it on top of my amp and turn it on. It's on all the time.
Ease of Use — 10
This effect is a straight forward 7-band EQ. Pretty easy to use. Just EQ your amp how you like it, and start fiddling with the EQ pedal. Just slide the sliders up or down until you fix whatever you dislike about your tone. I'm not sure if they've changed their pedals in the past, it's only a cheap little $30 EQ pedal, not much to change. It comes with a little booklet with some presets to try, but you might as well just fiddle around with it since most amps don't sound the same with the same given settings.