Price paid: $ 148
Purchased from: Bentley Music
Sound — 9
I am currently using a Jackson RR3 guitar and unfortunately a Fender Frontman 15G amplifier, but surprisingly it sounds really good. You just have to try it to believe it. The distortion is pretty kick a$$, I can easily achieve sounds of Metallica, Iron Maiden and many more. What I especially love about this distortion pedal is the 'top boost'. What happens basically is it boosts the treble/highs to give you a mean sounding distortion. With it you can come real close to a Pantera like guitar sound.
Overall Impression — 10
The Metal Muff w/Top Boost certainly appeals to the type of music I play(Which is mostly metal and rock). Yes, It also sounds good when playing rock songs. I have been playing for over 4 years now, I tried many different distortion pedals, but this is my favorite out of all of them. If it were stolen or lost I would without a doubt buy it again.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This pedal is definitely durable, it has withstood many travels and stomping upon, and yet not a single scratch. With the amplifier I have currently I wouldn't plan on doing any gigs, but I would put my trust in this box of steel to do the job without fail.
Ease of Use — 9
This pedal is actually pretty easy to use, but like every other effect pedal you have to play around with it to find the "perfect sound". This pedal has a Bypass(on/off switch), knobs for volume, distortion, 3 band eq(treble, mid and bass) and last but not least, top boost.