Price paid: A$ 350
Purchased from: Guitar Paradise
Sound — 8
I used this with my Squier Strat and a little Fender Frontman amp. It sounded pretty decent, not too digital. But when I upgraded my amp (Line 6 Spider III 75), I found that the amp simulators sound a little too computerised if you know what I mean. The individual effects though work a treat if you use it like indivudual stompboxes.
Overall Impression — 9
I play good ol' fashioned rock 'n' roll and blues, but modern stuff too and it's pretty good. Like I said, I don't use the amp simulators because the Line 6 amp is pretty sweet sounding (digital too) but the effects are sweet. I really like the wah (although I'm a little heavy footed and hit the toe switch sometimes but I think you can calibrate that anyway). Overall this too me is a really good investment to anyone Who is starting too play and wants to investigate new sounds and effects. I've been playing for 4 years now and still love it (especially the AC'DC preset). Damn sweet multi effects unit if you ask me.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Not as sturdy as a Boss (tanks) but still solid. I only use it at home so I've got no real gigging experience but I have no issues. I am sure that it would last ages, although the knobs are getting a little loose when turning (not as much resistance when new). This is just because of use and don't see being a major problem.
Ease of Use — 9
This was one of my first pedals I bought. As a begining guitarist, I wanted something that could show me a large amount of what was out there in terms of effects. This was awesome. So many presets and the ability to save 60 of your own is good. For someone Who didn't know much about pedals this was easy to use right out of the box. Pretty straight forward to save your settings too. Manual is very comprehensive too.