Price paid: $ 82.35
Purchased from: Big Deal Music
Sound — 8
I currently run it in a long FX chain before a POD xt and stero poweramp, it stuck my allmost instanly hoever that it was incredably noisy when you Krank it up, it also it quite difficult in this setup to get enough treble even with the bass turned down and the contor disabled. I've also got to mention compared to other hi gain pedals how responsive it is to your guitar volume and tone settings.
Overall Impression — 9
My style is first and formost hard rock to which it suits rather well but with older classic rock it's a little too aggresive and I would like the sound of a bluesbreaker to flick over to for those songs. My only real problem with this pedal is the nosie it produces on high gain and it's poor treble response both are rectifieable with other simple effects or within the amp it's self.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I can safely say that I cannot achive my own rhythm sound or my main drive sound without it. it also seems to take a fair kicking with my practises and gigs and is built like a tank and it's instanty noticeable that it weighs a lot compared to other pedals and can take a fair bit more punishment.
Ease of Use — 7
I went out to look for a new dirt pedal looking for Boss and the guy in the shop pointed me to the Marshall display and it knocked me back on the OD setting it didn't like it as much on DS but simply for the OD tone and the EQ on it it was worth the money. I was not so pleased with the included manual mosty occupied with a big long thing written by jim Marshall allthough the suggested settings where quite easy to use for a fairy basic cruch and Drive sound.