Price paid: $ 96
Purchased from: eBay
Sound — 5
The sound was pretty unimpressive. I'm playing on a V100h Crate Tube, with a Dean Razorback V. My main problem with this thing is the distortion. It adds barely any distortion. If anything it's just a tone shaper. You can boost your treble and bass a good amount, but the distortion doesn't help your amp. The tone sounds nothing like Krank amps, don't buy into their scheme. It's basically an overpriced tone shaping box. The tone is warm, and decent, but hardly Krank, or even metal. If your looking for Dimes distortion look elsewhere.
Overall Impression — 5
This pedal is just not worth the $150 there asking for. It's not a distortion box, but more of an overdrive pedal. If your look to add lots of distortion look elsewhere (MXR DD-11 is what you need, or Metal Muff). The only possible way I would recommend this to someone is if you could get it for a really cheap price. Other than that there are no features you can't get from a cheaper pedal, if anything, this has less sound quality than cheaper pedals.
Reliability & Durability — 8
Well it's a metal box with some circuitry, I'm not sure how it couldn't be dependable. it's got a true bypass in case you run out of batteries on stage. It's a well designed pedal, with an intelligent design. But then again, it's just a metal box. Not really impressive.
Ease of Use — 7
This pedal is very easy to use. It's just a box with knobs and a button. Anyone can figure it out, but getting the right tone, let alone any good tone is difficult. there's a manual printed on the bottom of the pedal, but it doesn't explain much.