Purchased from: Elderly Music
Sound — 10
I've played it through a Peavy Transtube amp but I own a Marshall MG 100 half stack. Sounded the same out of either. I have many guitars but I've currently only played my FenderTelecaster and 99' Epiphone LP Junior P-90 through it. With the P-90 it has some noise when the Sustain is up real high, but nothing annoying. It's a great sounding pedal I haven't had a problem with it. I can get a great Smashing Pumpkins tone out of it, any of their heavy songs from Siva to Everlasting Gaze. I can also get good Classic Rock tones like AC/DC and Zeppelin if I turn the Sustain down. As well as Grunge, I can get some nice feedback, I can control the feedback, I guess you'd say. And the tone knob really gives you a nice range of tones. Very well done, Electro-Harmonix. Just what I was looking for.
Overall Impression — 10
I play anything from Ska to Blues to Metal, and much in between, this pedal suits my Smashing Pumpkins fix easily. I've been playing for a year and a half, and I play in a ska band and my own alternative/Grunge band. I compared it with the Double Muff, and this one was the better buy in my eyes. if it were stolen I'd rebuy it in a heartbeat. I love everything about this pedal, it's heavy, it's grungey, it's fuzzy, it just kicks the pants off anyone listening. I like how big the pedal is too, good to kind of make jokes about. But overall a great buy, I'm completely satisfied with buying this, no regrets.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I can depend on this, I'd gig with it but then again I'd have my other "Crossroads" pedal anyways, in case if it gave out. But I think it'd hold up well. also stays in place, and doesn't slide around much. Good stuff. Rather big though, not a bad thing, actually makes it easier to see and press.
Ease of Use — 9
This is a very easy to use pedal. Just three knobs: Volume, Tone, Sustain. Directions are helpful, but if you've owned any pedal before it should be second nature. the more you turn the tone knob, the more trebley it gets, the more you turn the sustain the more gain. Overall very easy to use.