Price paid: $ 71.37
Purchased from: Foulds
Sound — 9
I use a Tanglewood les paul and an Epiphone Les Paul Special 2 and both of which really have a kick ass sound with it. My amp is a crap alphatone and the distorion on it isnt great. It can be as noisy as you want it. You can definatley get a good Nirvana sound out of it and with the right settings a really crisp pantera sound. But with loads of fiddling classic rock can be achieved.
Overall Impression — 10
Like I've already said it suits my style really well, and gives my playing that extra kick. I have been playing 3 years and this is the first pedal I've had and I don't think I will need a distorion pedal for some years to come.If it was stolen I would find the guy then hit him over the head with the bastarding thing and it would probably kill him. I love everything about it.But my faveourite feature is the ability to change the 'Grunge'. Overall a great pedal if your looking for some kick ass distorion!
Reliability & Durability — 10
If you put a grenade under it it would still work fine. The whole thing has a metal construcion around it and is virtually indestructable, no matter how hard you stomp on it! I wouldn't need a backup to be honest.
Ease of Use — 9
If you follow the manual its really easy to get a good sound out of it. But if you want to be a bit more adventerous go for it! Because you can get some really mind blowing distorion which is perfect for my style. A sort of classic rock/thrash/physcidelic type of music. But you can also turn down the Grunge crank up the volume and pay AC/DC a great tribute. The only problem is when you turn it off your amp is really quiet. Great sound otherwise though.