Price paid: $ 130
Purchased from: Sam Ash
Sound — 9
I am running it through a squire affinity stat into a Line 6 spider 3. It is not extremely noisey, unless you have the volume all the way up and the boost on, that's why I run my boost at about 80-90%. As I said before it sounds good as long as you don't role back the tone on your guitar. I really like dime, and my favorite artist of all time is Kirk Hammett. I can get a really good tone pretty close to theirs. It wont be as close as say Kirks KH-95, but I like it.
Overall Impression — 9
I generally play classic thrash. It is a great match. I've been playing close to two years now. Along with the gear listed above I have a Kramer Focus VT-211s, Fender Frontman 15G (not used at all anymore).I love this thing and if it were stolen or lost it would be between this or the KH-95, I'm not sure which one I would get. I love all the features, the leds on the back ( which comes in handy ALOT more than you would think), and the sound.The only thing I don't like is the situation with the tone knob, but I don't think that's fault on the wahs part. My favorite feature (its hard to choose between them all) is probably the boost and leds on the back. I didn't compare it a whole lot. I tried it and knew it would be great. I kinda wish it came with an adaptor, but since they are only like 10 dollars it dosnt matter. I realy like dime and his tone and style, along with thrash metal which this is perfect for. This wah is absolutely great.
Reliability & Durability — 10
As far as reliability and durability go, Tank, thats all I can say. It is heavy, durable, and gigworthy. Thats the great thing about crybabys though, they can take years worth of abuse. As long as I had an adapter I wouldn't worry about a backup. In a nutshell this thing is really solid.
Ease of Use — 8
This wah is very easy to use. Most wahs are. At first I thought it was broken. I couldnt get a vocal like wah sound. I use all the knobs turned all the way up, other than the boost. I have the range selector on the last setting, full treble sound basicaly. I figured out though it was caused by the fact that I turn the tone knob all the way down on my guitar when soloing. When I turned it up it sounded great. The manual is pretty good. Explains what the knobs do, how to use it, and alot of other info.