Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 5
You can choose your pickups, wah ranges, compressor(and compressor range and distortion), amp models, equilalizer, cabinet/mic, a noisegate (with the range and type), effect types, delay, reverb, and the expression range for the pedal. The sounds on most of the effects are bland and mediocre with the highlight being the wah. The wah on this multi-effects pedal can keep up with the best of them, from creamy low end to plenty of high end bite. The pit downfall would be the "Whammy" effect, it sounds like someone is falling on top of a violin and just so happens to have a bow in their hands. But if you have nerves of steel and perseverance you can work your way into a decent distortion.
Overall Impression — 6
If you come across a combination of effects and distortion that you like you can store it in the footpedal and name it, all using the "store" button (who woulda thought). If there is one thing this pedal is mainly capable of it has to be for practice and for jam sessions that are not too serious. If you can afford to get a better effects processor(cough, cough a POD) than you would be better off spending those few extra bucks.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I would call this the DigiTech Brick! It's not necessarily heavy, (weighing in at about 3.8 lbs) but it would survive a few more drops than the average pedal. You can depend on this pedal to haunt you a long time!
Ease of Use — 5
This pedal is not for someone who is impatient, there's a big learning curb for this DigiTech footpedal. There are three knobs (far left) amp type, (middle) gain, and (far right) Master Level for overall volume. They both work in increments to 100. Tweaking them is something the owner will have to get use to doing over and over again.