Price paid: $ 123
Purchased from: Musiciansfriend.com
Sound — 10
When I bought a new tube amp (Bugera 333XL) and I had so much hiss and feedback that I could barely play (not to diss the amp it's fantastic). I finally bought one and it completely eliminated all noise, hum, and hiss. there's certianly more expensive noise reduction units, but I can't see how it could be better than this.
Overall Impression — 9
This is the best possible noise reduction pedal. Yes it is expensive, but you truely get what you pay for. I play super high gain metal and it takes all the noise right out of it without cutting any of the tone. Awesome pedal, if you have noise I recommend you Pick one up immidately. I'm gonna give it a 9 because it has short battery life and it was pretty freakin expensive.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This thing is build to last, it's simple durable and made of all metal. The battery life on the 9V was pretty short so I had to buy a wall adapter, but that's my only complaint. What else is there to say, it's about as simple as a pedal can be, I've had it for a year with no problems.
Ease of Use — 10
This pedal is pretty simple with one know abd the Switch. The know controls the dB reduced aka the amount of noise you want to get rid of. I was a little hesitant when buying a noise reudction pedal because I heard they suck your tone, but I can't even tell a difference when it's on or off (besides the noise)