Price paid: $ 33.95
Purchased from: Top 10 Music
Sound — 9
I play this with a Jackson DK2 Dinky through a Crate CR-280 amp. This pedal has a great sound, no matter what setting it's on. But with the bass all the way up, it sounds a bit too chunky and kinda makes your powerchords sound weird. The octave switch is awesome for playing death metal riffs, but it also screws up the sound of power chords. So I rarely use the octave switch.
Overall Impression — 10
My overall impression of this is great. I swear by this pedal. No matter what you play it does the job. Though you can't adjust the amount of distortion from the pedal, if you lower the volume on the guitar it sounds lighter. If something happened to this, I'd rush back to the store and buy another in a heartbeat. This stands up to the more expensive pedals I've seen and is even better than most of them. So if you want heavy distortion without a heavy price, I recommend you check this out.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I depend on this in my room or garage, whereever I decide to play. If I were to play a gig with this I would definitely have to have a backup due to the small size of this pedal. I've noticed the knobs come off if you hit the pedal too hard, and it's not very heavyweight so if dropped there is a tendency it could break. But if you're not playing a gig it is pretty durable.
Ease of Use — 9
There is no manual for this, but it is incredibly simple to use. It has 2 knobs (level, and bass) and an octave switch. It's pretty simple to get a good sound.