Price paid: $ 252
Purchased from: Nova Glazbala - Croatia
Sound — 10
Setup: G&L ASAT Special Tribute guitar with large singlecoils -> Marshall JackHammer JH-1 O/D -> Boss BF-3 Flanger -> Ibanez AD9 Delay -> Edirol UA 25 soundcard -> PC with two JCM900 emulations (stereo). Not noisy at all, and always sounds lush, not sharp. Only 300ms of delay limits the sound to slap-back, echo or reverbish, but boy does it sound good! If you tweak the unit, I hear you can get 500ms, haven't tried it. When you tweak the time knob it gives this classic wierd feedback of an analog unit.
Overall Impression — 9
I play creative music with mixture of clean and overdriven sounds(Faith No More, Tool), but also more of a classic rock sound(Cult, Dave Navaro). This sounds great on clean sounds and on distrosions, and yes, I can hear the difference compared to digital Boss DD-3 for example. But it is quite expensive, I could get two Ibanez DE7 Delay/Echo units for this price, and have a lot of room to experiment. But somehow, I feel it will pay off in my mixes.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Really feels sturdy and gives you confidence. Stomp is responsive, yet hard, so I feel it can go the distance. No backup needed.
Ease of Use — 9
Three knobs: time, repeat, level. Dead easy. Battery has a latch, not a screw, so it is easily replaced. Mono or stereo output. Delay time must be fitted by ear, no tap tempo, this is the simple delay/echo unit.