Price paid: $ 50
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
I use an Ibanez RG120 which I had bought at another guitar center in Boardman, Ohio, and a Crate FW15 I had bought at the nearby Brighton Music Center, and the pedal sounds great through both. It never got noisy (bad noisy) on any setting I could have made, they don't sound weak at all (except when it's not on) I couldn't get the sounds from my favorate bands like Metallica or Dragonforce but I never really tried. This was my first ever pedal I ever bought and I never tried it with other pedals so I can't judge that yet.
Overall Impression — 7
I play around with Metal or Rock music and it matches good with those genres since Grunge is derived from those two. I've only been playing for a month or two and this is my first pedal ever so I can't compare it to anything else. If it died and someone stole it I'd think it would be funny, except everything else would likely to have been stolen too so I wouldn't be laughing, but I might go and buy it again. I love the fact that it can give me that heavy sound I need but the reliability is an issue. Other than better reliability, I would like a tad heavier sound.
Reliability & Durability — 1
This is he only negative thing about this pedal, the very day after I bought it, it failed, the light was on, The amp was turned on (obviously) and had the volume turned up on the amp and pedal and no sound as if nothing was plugged in. Needless to say, don't buy anything used. I would definatly not use it without a backup if it's going to die that easily.
Ease of Use — 10
The DigiTech Grunge pedal has very easy controls to get the heavy sound I was looking for. I could understand the manual very well, the pedal was obviously used due to the small coffee stains on the cover and had a bent page inside. I have not been told that the unit was upgraded or not or asked.