Price paid: $ 99.99
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
I use the DF-7 through a general Marshall and a Gibson Les Paul Standard. The DF-7 has 7 different distortion models based off of many popular pedals such as the Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer, Boss MT-2 Metal Zone, DigiTech Metal Master, and more. Each setting has its own unique quality and can be adjusted to your liking. One setting in particular, the DigiTech Metal Master, is specifically a solo tone and can be slightly annoying when used on rhythym. This is not an artist pedal, but you can manually adjust the settings well enough to achieve many artist's tones.
Overall Impression — 10
I play a wide variety of music styles, from metal to blues. Each mode has great tone which can be used in several different styles. I have been playing on my Marshall for a long while and I haven't achieved tone like this before. This product is a wonderful value because it is seven pedals in one, for the price of one.
Reliability & Durability — 8
The DF-7 can be very dependable when used properly. It uses one 9 volt battery as a portable power source, but if the consule is left plugged in to the amp and guitar when not being used the power drains. A simple solution to this issue is the DigiTech Power Supply (24.99) which plugs into a standard outlet. Therefore the DF-7 is very easy to use live.
Ease of Use — 10
The DF-7 is very easy to use, it has six knobs, three wrapped around the other three, which are equilizers and other features such as gain and mid frequency. It is very easy to get good sound out of. The manual given with it is very clear and easy to understand.