Price paid: $ 86.925
Purchased from: Hardy Smiths Music
Sound — 10
Using this with a Dean Baby Z and a Line 6 Spider II. It gives the amp an extra boost of distortion, and provides distortion that you can't quite get out of the amp itself. Havnt really cranked my amp with it yet, so not sure if its noisy or not at high volumes. The effect sounds great all the time. Can get more or less anything out of this, you just have to know how to set it up right.
Overall Impression — 10
Brilliant match for anything. If you have one of these already, then enough said. If you don't, I suggest you buy one. Now.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Totally dependable, won't move around on stage, would use without a backup but would probably invest in an adapter in case the battery dies. This little bugger is built like a brick (similar weight, too), and it wouldnt break even if I took a hammer to it.
Ease of Use — 10
This pedal does everything, from rock n' roll to metal and screaming lead. It is a good all-round distortion pedal, perhaps not the best, but it is very good for the price. Easy to use, just plug in, stomp on it and away you go. Stomp on it again to turn it off. It's that simple. The controls are fairly self explanatory and straightforward. Loud is the volume of the distortion, low is the low cut or bass of the distortion, high is the treble of the distortion and Grunge is the distortion amount.