Purchased from: Local guitar store
Sound — 9
I use an Ibanez ICHRG2 and a 100 watt Marshall half-stack. If I play this pedal through the clean channel on my amp there is no noise at all. If I run it through the distorted channel there is a hissing noise but it goes away when you start playing. The pedal sounds great, obviously for metal. It has a lot of distortion and a big bottom end for lots of "thump". The morph nob is amazing because just by turning it you can get anywhere from smooth punky Overdrive to thick Death Metal.
Overall Impression — 9
I play any and all types of metal so this pedal suits me perfectly. I have been playing for about 5 or 6 years and this is by far the best pedal I have owned. I haved tested it against the Boss Metal Zone, MXRs Zakk Wylde OverDrive and Dimebag Distortion and I like this one the best. If this were lost I would kick myself for losing it then buy a new one, and if it were stolen I would hunt the guy Who stole it and beat him with this pedal.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This pedal is made out of solid metal and is built like a panzer tank. I always see Boss pedals with missing nobs but none of my nobs have come off. The only thing, and this is the same for almost all pedals, is that the battery won't even last 5 hours so I recommend the adapter, and if you can't use the adapter or you don't have one always replace the battery before gigging.
Ease of Use — 8
This pedal is very easy to use. It only has 4 nobs and the nobs are easily understood. The manual that came with it has a bunch of suggested settings.