Price paid: $ 80
Purchased from: Duet With Music
Sound — 9
My rig at the moment is Schecter Gryphon to a Dunlop Crybaby, to the Metal Master, to a Line 6 Spider 30 watt. The sound is good for lead when the distortion is at half, and if you crank it, it gives you a really good metal rhythm tone for palm muting. The pedal is noisy when I have it on and I'm not playing, so when I'm not, it stays off. The effects sound either too trebly or too bassy for my liking, but I messed with the amps tone, and I got a pretty good Ozzy/Metallica sound out of it. The treble is really good for lead and solo, and the distortion is great on most channels, but I wish it had a better, deeper sounding bass when it was all the way up. Also, I wish there was a knob for mids.
Overall Impression — 9
I play hard rock/metal, and this pedal is really good for that style. I've been playing for about a year and a half, and I have a DigiTech RP-50, a Dunlop Crybaby for my other effects. I tried this on a Kustom 100 watt at the store, because I am thinking of buying that as my next amp. It sounded better on that than my Line 6. I wish I tried it out on the Line 6 before I left the store with it, but I finally got a good sound out of it after about 20 minso of tweaking the knobs. I compared it to other DigiTech distortion pedals, and this one suited my style the best. My favorite feature would be the Morph knob, because of all the different types of distortions you can get. The only feature it lacks would be the bass knob and if they added a mids knob. Overall, this is a great pedal for both lead and rhythm metal players.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This thing is covered in metal. It feels like a brick when I carry it. This thing was made for gigging, and I would be fine playing without a backup with this pedal.
Ease of Use — 9
This pedal can get a pretty decent sound for all types of music, but you have to play with it a lot. The manual wasn't needed, because the operation of this thing was so easy to figure out. The pedal did give me some good ideas to base my tone around, and you can go on their website to hear the tones that they give you in the booklet. I would suggest getting a power source with it though.