Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 8
I am currently using an Epiphone Les Paul Custom with a Beringher V-Ampire. The pedal works great with the amp on single notes, but has a tough time tracking chords. It also sometimes makes a funny tremelo sounding effect when you use chords at more than an octave higher than normal. None the less, I can get the sounds of my favorite artist, Audioslve. Tom Morello is my hero, and he uses Whammy effects in so many of his songs. It just goes to show you his creativity, and he is Who inspired me to get this pedal.
Overall Impression — 9
I play anything from blues, all the way to heavy metal and screamo music. The pedal is great for any type of rock music, and blues. I have been playing for 3 years now and the only other gear I own is an Ibanez acoustic/electric and a couple straps. I have no regrets in buying this pedal and would definetely go out and buy another if it were lost or stolen. My favorite features on it are the up-an-octave setting, or the down tune setting, which drops the tuning on your guitar a whole step. The reason I chose this pedal was because of the midi effects and the reliability. It is perfect just the way it is.
Reliability & Durability — 10
You can definetely depend on this pedal, no doubt. It has a heavy, tough feel to it. I would definetely use this pedal in a gig with no backup. If it ever broke on me, I would be very suprised. I have confidence that the only thing that caould go wrong is I set it up wrong, or ther was a factory defect, which I have not seen in any of these yet.
Ease of Use — 9
This is a fairly simple effect pedal. It shows right on the pedal what the possible effects are. In the manual, it also shows you what the effetcs are and explains what they mean and actually do. It is extremely straight forward in use, since there are maybe two switches, and the pedal part. The manual also shows you how to hook it up to your amp and guitar and where to plug everything in.