Purchased from: CA House Music- Wva.
Sound — 10
I use this pedal to front end my Peavey Windsor Head. The pedal isn't noisy at all. The effects are easily tweaked to your likings. Remember: this is an Overdrive pedal, not a distortion pedal. This pedal is made to boost your amp and give more grit and gain. It also tightens up your sound too.
Overall Impression — 10
My bands orginals are a hard southern rock, and we do covers all the way from heavy '70s rock and up. This pedal works for everything. If it were stolen or lost I would get another one the next day because of it's inexpensive pricetag. The way that it boosts your amp and tightens up the sound is great.
Reliability & Durability — 8
This pedal has never given me a single problem. It's never broke once and is very reliable. I gig it without a backup all the time. I use power supplies for all my pedals, so I don't know what the battery life is like. It's one of my favorite pieces of gear.
Ease of Use — 9
The DigiTech Bad Monkey Overdrive is a great Overdrive for a bargain price. Many people have referred to this as a "Tube Screamer clone on a budget." It is a simple pedal to use and doesn't take a whole lot of time tweaking. The manual that comes with it is also very informative and give some suggestions on setting.