Sound — 9
I'm using the pedal through my Mexican Fender Telecaster and my Fender Frontman 15G. Since I have only practiced in my house, my amps on a low volume but the sound is still lound even in between 1&2 on the amp and level full on the pedal so it would get noisy if I turn my amp up. The distortion models are: the Ibanez TS-9, DOD Overdrive/Preamp 250, Boss DS-1 Distortion, Pro Cat Rat, Boss MT-2 Metal Zone, DigiTech Metal Master, and Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi. I have found that some of the distortion models are quite similiar apart from a couple. I find that I can get my favourite guitarist, Slash, sound quite well when I get it to the right settings.
Overall Impression — 9
I mostly play music of the style of Guns N' Roses as they are my favourite band. I find that this pedal really gives me that tone I need for songs by them. I have been playing for 2 years and I own a Fender Squier Affinity Strat, my DigiTech Distortion Factory, Fender Frontman 15G and my most recent Mexican Fender Telecaster. If it were stolen/lost I'd probably get it but maybe along with a different pedal (a Dunlop SW-95 Crybaby Slash Wah perhaps; ]). I love the fact that it has 7 different models as it is exactly just like having 7 pedals in one. It'd might be useful to have 2 of these just to use 2 of the models at once.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I find that the pedal is very reliable and has a lot of durability. It's been knocked around and all I've seen is a bit of weathering on the corners. I wouldn't trust it on a battery as it does not last too long so I would use a 9 volt adapter instead. I'd use it on a gig without a backup as long as I have my adapter.
Ease of Use — 10
This pedal is quite a great pedal in my opinion. Along with the instructions on how to use the pedal, it comes with DigiTech's full guide to all of their pedals and settings. To get a good sound out of it is up to the user, but it is very easy to get a sound out of it whether good or bad. There were no editing patches mentioned at all when I read the manual. I found the manual incredibly useful to me as this was my first pedal. It told you which each knob did, how to connect this to your guitar and amp. I haven't upgraded mine and I don't see a need too.