Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
I play this pedal with a Schecter guitar going into various Fender amps, along with a Tube Screamer, Boss Phase Shifter, and Vox Wah, and the sound is always great. In fact, the sound is just plain excellent. The infinite number of noises and sounds you can get out of this pedal is awesome, and it's not noisy at all. Playing with knobs allow you to get all manner of crazy noises as well as complex melodies, and in combination with the ability to record and loop these sounds, you hardly need a band behind you: just drum on your strings and loop it. This is hands down the best pedal I've ever played with, if only for it's capacity for being creative. I connect both a guitar and vocal mic to this pedal and can create whole changing, shifting soundscapes for hours and hours on end.
Overall Impression — 10
This pedal is great for anyone of any playing style or ability. It'll make an amateur sound professional, and a professional sound godlike. You can use it to practice by looping chord changes or drumbeats and soloing over them, or use it to gig, to create moods, it'll do anything your creative mind can dream up. I've been playing guitar for 5 or 6 years, and I can play any sort of music solo into this pedal for hours and hours on end. Any other pedals or gadgets you have will only boost your number of musical possibilities. Not only would it be good for guitar players, but for vocalists. I routinely have beatboxing jams into it, laying down guitar lines over the top. All in all, it's a pedal for those who want to be create with their instrument. It encourages creativity like no other pedal I've played, and is a great buy for anyone. The Holy Grail of delay pedals.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Totally dependable, I've had it for about a year and it's never had any problems. I would definitely, and have, gigged with it. Just set all the delay effects you want beforehand, and you're set. Easily reprogrammable on stage between songs as well. I've heard that the foot switches become loose over time, but I haven't had any problems with that, or with anything else.
Ease of Use — 8
This pedal is very easy to use and very versatile as far as getting the delay sound you want. You can customize the sound of each delay model preset on the pedal, as well as save your favorite 4 delay sounds into the foot buttons on the pedal. The coolest part is that it also has a 16-second Looper with the option of Normal, Reverse, or 1/2 Speed playback and recording, with the ability to use all three modes at once, and with ease. The pedal is well laid out, so you don't risk hitting two buttons at once or have to deal with tiny knobs. The manual shows you what each of the knobs do for each effect, and all in all, it is very easy to get great, great sounds out of this pedal. It also has stereo inputs and outputs (meaning one jack for the Left/Mono channel, and one for Right channel) which are great for recording or other creative uses. It's only problem is the large size it takes up on the pedal board.