Price paid: $ 200
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
I use it with both my Standard Fender Telecaster and Epiphone Ltd. G-400 Custom, the maestro goes great with this pedal. Goes through either my Boss DS-1 or DigiTech Heavy Metal pedal, Dunlop Cry Baby Wah, and sometimes Phase 90 to a PA system, sometimes adding chorus or delay with the mixer but it all sounds good and doesn't effect the sound. This means I have to use all effect pedals to get my sound. I have no problems with the sound from the Whammy; retains volume, effects are all strong. Tom Morello sounds can be achieved, and Jack White, Who no1 has mentioned. I haven't encountered any accidents w/ the pedal, no random noises or anything.
Overall Impression — 10
I play rock, funk, a little metal and blues, and of course experimental. If you play experimental this pedal will definitely open up options for your music. But just try it out before you buy it because it's a beefy pricetag: $200 at best, at guitarcenter.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Very dependable. Built of tough metal, and apparently Tom Morello's has lasted years (although I think he replaced one? I could be wrong). I've only used it at home and friend's houses. From what I hear tho, it's about as reliable as any pedal could ever be. I know I would trust it always.
Ease of Use — 9
It is very easy to use. On/off switch, knob selects the harmony/pitch of your guitar, and the pedal, well it's all self-explanatory, and if you can't get it, the manual is very easy to understand. There are no editing patches, but I don't think I would use them all too often, as the effects are good enough. my only complaint is that the knob to select effects is sensitive, almost too sensitive to change during a song. I'm sure it could be worked around, and I don't think I would change the effects all that much in a song, but it would improve it's dimensions.