Price paid: $ 120
Purchased from: Musician's Friend
Sound — 9
I use it in the effects loop of my Peavey Valveking 112 with an Epiphone Les Paul or Fender Strat. It does it's job very well, allowing me to cut out fizz (particularly in the 2-4k range) and boost lacking frequencies (bass side) In all, it's a great pedal and gives me much more control over my tone. From tight metal to sterile jazz, this pedal really helps me get there.
Overall Impression — 10
I've been playing for basically two years and this pedal turned my Valveking from something somewhat mediocre to a great amp - really improved the lead channel. I'd be willing to put my setup against one that costed twice as much now. If it were stolen or lost I'd most definitely buy another - it's versatility is very appealing. One of, if not the the most important pedal in my board.
Reliability & Durability — 8
Some of the frequency numbers have already rubbed off after a few weeks of travelling from my house to my school with it, but the actual construction is untouched. After a few weeks, I'm familiar with what each slider does enough that it doesn't matter too much. It's survived being dropped on tile several times. I most certainly would gig with it without a backup.
Ease of Use — 7
At first it takes some time to get used to, having 12 dB of boost/cut for frequencies ranging up to 16 kHz. After a few hours toying with it, though, it becomes very easy to mold your amp's tone. The manual is short and comes with settings to try out. One thing I will say is that the Gain slider does not function like the knob on one's amp - instead it's more like a second volume slider unless you have the equalizer in front of the amp.