Price paid: $ 89.67
Purchased from: Shop
Sound — 10
I use this through a Marshall MG100 (Don't flame me, I actually quite like it). Set up, Jackson DK2M/Morley Power Wah/Metal Muff/MXR Dist+/Boss CS-3. It isn't that noisy but there is noise, but it's a distortion pedal for christ sake, get over it. Fact is, the more gain you use the noisier it gets. The distortion is great. Very versatile, you can get an '80s hair metal crunch to a Death Metal thumping sound. I don't use the top boost much but if you want more gain, the top boost will do the trick. I have my own sound and so don't want to replicate any other artists.
Overall Impression — 9
I play metal/hard rock/neo-classical and it serves me very well. I can get a Metallica sound to a Yngwie/Iron Maiden sound from this. I like a sound in between really and this can deliver it well. I've been playing almost 3 years and own a lot of gear really, I can't be arsed listing it though. If this was stolen I'd probably try and get another or get the thing back! I comapred this to the Boss MT-2 which I owned before which was terrible to be honest. This thing surpasses it in all fronts.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It's built like a brick really. Very sturdy and it's made of metal. EHX have always made great pedals and so I can certainly be ensured that this thing will last me a long long while. I would definately without question use this without a backup at a gig.
Ease of Use — 8
The pedal has 6 knobs on it. Volume, top boost, treble, mid, bass and distortion. You should know what they all do. Top boost is like distortion/treble, turn it up it adds even more, turn it down and it has no effect. It's hard to comment on the ease because everyone has there own sound and it'll always take you time to get the sound you want so I'm not commenting on that really. It is easy to work though, just like any pedal except this has a top boost for added 'filth'. It comes with a manual with some specs for the thing and safety stuff, the usual. No presets but only Boss really do that. It runs ona 9V adapter or a 9V battery (Square one). The reason it gets a 8 is because you have to unscrew the back to put a battery in which can be a pain in the ass, but I use an adapter anyway.