Price paid: $ 139.99
Purchased from: Musicians Friend
Sound — 9
All the distortion/overdrive you'll ever need. There is a Ibanez TS808 on the left side which sounds almost identical to the real thing. And most of you out there are looking for OD pedals, and this is one of the best. Distortion side get go from a Boss DS-1 to Full Death Metal sounds from a twist of the "EQ" knob. I used a Vox AD50VT and an Epi Les Paul standard. The two switches for the OD side is "Bass Boost" and for the Dist. side is "Sharp/Blunt" are very usefull. Probably the best thing about this pedal is that you can use both sides at the same time. You play with the OD and then use the Dist. for boosting solos, or you could use both of them at high gain and really rock out. Although it gets very noisy and can cause feedback when you crank the gain and volume knobs. So use them wisely. This pedal is also a little noisy when playing in small spaces, but if your playing live, it's not bad.
Overall Impression — 9
Great pedal for all types of music. Especially for classic rock. This pedal can do heavy metal too which makes it a crazy pedal. This is probably gonna be the only Distortion/Overdrive pedal I will ever have. It has everything you are looking for. Don't settle for less!
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've only had it for about 2 weeks so haven't had any problems yet. it's built like a tank though, so don't worry. My friend had the Route 66 for a long time and it still works perfectly. I recommend a 9V adapter with this pedal, batteries aren't that reliable.
Ease of Use — 8
Pretty simple to use, takes some time to get the exact tone you're looking for, straight out of the box I started tweaking it and found pretty much what I was looking for. The manual only has some preset options, showing how to get blues, rock, country and metal tones by using the overdrive side or the distortion side.