Price paid: $ 82.35
Purchased from: Sounds Great
Sound — 6
The sound from this pedal varies greatly. While the overdrive can be great, the sheer number of overdrive settings means there are bound to be a few duff ones. The chorus and delay are both very nice however, and make it easy to recreate songs by almost anyone, provided you read the manual and know how to change the rate of both. The expression pedal is a nice feature, but it rarely makes a big difference to your sound, and is best used as a volume pedal.
Overall Impression — 8
I play several styles of guitar, and the pedal always has something to suit whatever it is you want to do. However, if you want to stick to one kind of music, then this is really a waste, as it does not excel at any one thing, but is more of an all-rounder. I would therefore reccommend it to people Who just want to learn to play, and maybe write their own stuff, instead of people Who are in a band, and touring.
Reliability & Durability — 9
The pedal has lasted me almost 2 years now with no problems. It's sturdy, heavy and well built, and it will survive numerous accidents with ease. I wouldn't use a backup with it at a gig, although I'd likely prefer to use multiple, single effect pedals, as it is not really designed for Live use, and is more suited to private recording.
Ease of Use — 8
Because I had not been playing long when I first got the kit, I was obviously thrilled by it. I hooked it up and immediately I could make sounds that I didn't know guitars could create. The effects are perfect for a beginner, and it's easy to cycle through the effects. The 40 slots for your own effects are nice, but sometimes making them can be difficult. However, the manual is clear enough to get you going, and with time it becomes second nature.