Purchased from: Muscian's Friend
Sound — 6
I have used this with an Epiphone Les Paul 100 played through a Marshall MG100HDFX with MG412 Cab with no FX set on the head. I also used it with a Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster with Seyemore Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rails through a Fender FM-212 Combo and neither one could do very good for anything but sound half way Nirvana and about the same as Nickelback. The distorion is very weak and is drowned out by a fuzz, which is very strong.
Overall Impression — 7
I play every thing from The Beatles to Pantera and Dethklok. it's good for some Alice in Chains, but really good for Nickleback and Nirvana. I have played for about three years and I own a Epiphone Les Paul 100, a J. Reynolds Strat copy, a Marshall MG10CD Combo, but I play with other amps and guitars. I probably would replace it, but I would buy another brand distortion pedal first. I love the die cast metal body, the unique sound, and the size. I hate the the sound with other effects, and the fact that I have to use something to raise the imput to the output on my wah. My favorite feature is the metal body that way if I stomp it, it won't break. I compared it with the DOD Death Metal distortion pedal, and the DigiTech Death Metal Distortionl. I chose it for price. I wish it had a better cruch in the distortion.
Reliability & Durability — 9
You can depend on the same tones, but if you use anyother effects with it and wah, it will cut straight to a low end bass sound. I use it alot, though I do complain, if you tweak the knobs and you amp volume must be about twice as loud, you can sound good. I use it for my custom sound, but that is me. I would use it at a gig if I liked the sound with out any other distortions. It's really durable.
Ease of Use — 8
It's pretty easy to get to work. The tones are decent, but it's more of a fuzz than a crunch distortion. The manual has four settings from the factory, but they are not very helpful. The internal battery plug was broken when I got it, so I had that fixed. it's really good to have a onespot adapter for the power source, but I have only replaced the battery once. I use this almost everyday. I like the plug and play effect because there really isn't that bad of a setup time.