Price paid: $ 79
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 9
It sounds great. I chose this because I can get everything from a bassy deftoneish distortion, to pop punk sounds, to a more gritty metal tone some what like a7x. It has a huge range of what sounds you can get. With it turned on it isn't very noisy at all when I'm not playing, but it is distortion so like most pedals there will be a slight fuzz in the background but nothing to worry about.
Overall Impression — 8
This pedal is awesome, there is better out there but for what I wanted (a relatively cheap distortion pedal that can get a wide range of tones.) it is hard to beat. It's a beast and seems like it could never break. Even the knobs are high quality and they're put on real tight so you don't have to worry about those getting messed up. Overall I liked it but it depends on what you want.. This pedal is better for more than one genre if you want something that can vary tone wise and keep it's distortion. How ever if you only play metal, or only classic rock or blues or some other genre I would look for something more specific to your playing.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It is built like a tank! This pedal is made out of some sturdy metal and it doesn't look or feel like it could break.. It is very dependable, I've had it a while and nothing has gone wrong with it even after a couple shows. I would use it without a back up. The pedal it's self doesn't seem like it will ever break just make sure to have extra batteries or an ac adaptor.
Ease of Use — 9
It is really easy to use. Only 3 knobs, volume, tone, sustain. Volume obviously controls the output level of the sound. Tone is essentially a treble boost/reduce and you can get a huge range of sounds with this one little knob. Then the sustain knob controls drive/sustain.