Price paid: € 50
Sound — 5
I'm using it with a Crate VTX212B at home. Although during gigging situations I typicaly would use Marshal JCM800's or Vox AC30s (whatever is available at the venue/my amp, basicly). It's not very noisy. I'm not overly impressed by the distortion on it's own, but colouring it with a small bit of amp distortion creates a nice fuzz. I can't get a very usable sound out of this pedal if I'm honest.
Overall Impression — 5
I play blues, rock, metal and punk. I've been playing 4 and a half years, though I'm better then most guitarists with twice my experience. I own a Strat, Melody Maker, Telecaster, and Les Paul. If it were stolen I'd laugh at the thief for robbing himself a mighty fine paperweight. The sound even when it worked wasn't impressive. I would recommend most guitarists to buy a BOSS DS-1, I've gigged with people who have owned those for years without a problem... And for the money they sound pretty decent. In conclusion AVOID THIS PEDAL.
Reliability & Durability — 1
It has a very rugged metal case, and metal nobs... My first impression was that this would last the test of time. And then it completely died on me (and yes, I switched batteries etc). So long story short, no, I would not depend on this without a backup.
Ease of Use — 7
It's a very easy pedal to use (though for a distorion pedal that's not really saying much surprising). What I will say is that I felt my one was a little bassy for my liking. That the eq made little difference... The middle and treble are effective, however the bass control made very little difference to the rather vanilla tone.