DST-5 Distortion review by Rogue

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 0 (0 votes)
Rogue: DST-5 Distortion

Purchased from: Musician's Friend

Sound — 8
At higher levels the distortion is a little fuzzy but it sounds pretty good, don't expect Death Metal, think more like RATM or something similar. It's nothing special but it has a good enough sound to play on.

Overall Impression — 8
This pedal works great to get a good hard rock fuzz going. It's easy to play, it's inexpensive which is always a plus for the budgeted rock star, and it's durable. I would probably buy it again if it were stolen, lost, or died, but some people may opt for a more expensive and higher end pedal.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Obviously it's made for being knocked around a bit, being a foot pedal, and that part of it is durable. I've dropped it a few times and it still plays like new. I would take it to a gig without backup unless I was playing specific covers that I can't get the right sound from this pedal.

Ease of Use — 8
Right out of the box, plug in the pedal and start playing. Very little playing around with knobs is needed to find a good sounding distortion; turns on like all pedals.

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