Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
I am using it with an Epiphone Vintage G-400 and a Crate 10 watt solid state amp. It's only noisy if you crank the gain. The distortion setting on it is very weak, however I love the Overdrive setting, I can make the o.d. sound like distortion if I want to. I can get sounds like Slash's leads, and also AC/DC. Like I said, the distortion sucks but you don't even need it.
Overall Impression — 7
I play all rock and it is fairly good for it. I have played for almost 2 years and my gear is listed in the sound section earlier. I wish I would have asked how to get a good sound out of the distortion, or if it was possible. I wouldn't buy it again just because it doesnt't give me a heavy enough sound on some songs. I love the Overdrive, hate the distortion. I like how you can control the contour on it. I put that it was $20 but that's because I traded my old distortion pedal in.
Reliability & Durability — 10
You can depend on it and use it on a gig without a backup, I think. It's built like a tank. There's not really much else to say, it would be pretty hard to break, unless you like threw it out of a 15th story window or something. It is one of the best built pedals I've owned, mainly because of the metal housing.
Ease of Use — 8
It is fairly easy to get a good sound out of the distortion part. The manual is very good, tells you how to get a Vintage or crunchy sound. No, it hasn't been upgraded since I bought it. It's really hard to get a good sound out of the distortion however, just because the distortion on it sucks unless you crank the gain on your amp also.