Price paid: $ 252.5
Purchased from: eBAY
Sound — 10
I'm using it with an Ibanez Ax-220 and I have it running through a Sonic Maximizer. Very quiet when on clean, When on solo and turned up don't just sit there play some thing or you will hear slight static in the backgroud. This pedal is basically a preamp, and with 2 Mesa Boogie Tubes in it, it has some nuts. Play anything from Incubus to Hendrix to Slipknot on this baby. if there was a rating of 10 I'd give it. Only bad thing about the sound is that if you play on this, everything else will sound crappy.
Overall Impression — 10
I play mostly blues and rock, but from time to time I play country. Bands I cover with this puppy are: Incubus, Tool, Jimi Hendrix, and Alter Bridge. Mesa includes a 10' power supply, thats right. I said a 10' power supply. Never run out of room. If it were lost or stolen I'd definatly buy another one. After I whoop A. My favorite feature would have to be the clean channel. It doesn't get any better. Crisp, Clear, Warm tones from heaven. The tubes make it sound extra liquidy and you can feel it in your stomach when you hit the bass strings. This pedal doesn't compare to any other on the market. All V-Twins are handbuilt in the USA. If I could change one thing it would be the price. I had to save up. Even though I would pay way more because of the quality, its still alot of mula. If you have the money, Bid on one off of eBay.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This baby is built like a brick ice house. Diamond Plated steel that would blow any other durability claims away Boss for instance. I laugh it that only problem with it is that if the tubes go you better have a backup.
Ease of Use — 8
Very simple to use and very simple to get yer own sound. 6 Knobs to get exactly what you want. The led's let you know what you are doing so you don't have to remember what channel you are on. It has a clean, blues, and solo channel. Each is interchangable.