Purchased from: ebay
Sound — 8
I'm using my Squier Strat with this, not an awesome guitar but it works fine. Anyway, I have a Crate XT120R combo amp with it. This thing sounds great through it, on a clean setting and also with distortion. When you turn the rate up all the way, you get a pretty cool effect. The pedal is sort of noisy, you probably couldn't hear it very clearly in a gig, but if you listen closely there is that whooshing sound in the background even when you arent playing, but it really isn't bad. The only problem with the pedal is the fact that it drops the volume significantly, which would be pretty annoying in a gig, but not hard to deal with.
Overall Impression — 8
I play everything from classic rock to metal, and this pedal sounds good with both. It is a very solid pedal and can create many different sounds depending on what other effects you use it with, like distortion or reverb. I got a good deal on this pedal, which is why I bought it, but it isn't worth regular price for the amount of controls on it, like regen or depth as is found on many other phaser pedals. But if you don't care about that and just want a good sounding, solid phaser pedal, then this is for you.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It comes in a nice metal case, and I would have no problem using it without a backup.
Ease of Use — 10
This pedal sounds great no matter how you use it. The controls are simple so you don't have a hard time finding a good sound with it. If you are using this with distortion, it sounds better with the color switch off. The manual really doesn't have much to say, since the pedal is so easy to use.