Price paid: $ 90
Sound — 7
curretly I use the G2.1U with an Ibanez prestiege s and a Crate GT1200h/G412SL half stack it gets a little noisy on any of the distortion settings without the EQ turned on but that's what my amp always does. The effects sound great especially when I'm just playin into a set of headphones. All of the effects sound great it's just a little awkward using wah pedal for the chorus, flanger, and phaser settings but other than that it's great.
Overall Impression — 8
I play a mix between hardcore (Bloodsimple and Atreyu) to death metal (Naplam Death, Morbid Angel, and Cannibal Corpse) I've been playing for about 6 years on and off until about 2 years ago when I just started playin again and have rarely ever put my guitar down. I also own a Ibanez iceman 400 and an inbanezz RG270DX. I just wish that the G2.1U and a drum machine that had some fast paced double bass sets in it.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I can depend on it because of it's rugged and solid construction. If I lived in a perfect world where nothing went wrong at a gig I would depend on it fully without a back up system but I always lug my coffin case pedal board with my 6 pedals mounted even though I've never had a problem with the G2.1U since I got it.
Ease of Use — 8
This is the easiest multi-effects pedal that I've ever used. The editing patches are great I especially like the "1984" patch because I play a lot of Van Halen covers and it's like I'm back in 84 and playing the same sound equipment as eddie Van Halen. The manual was a little confusing at first until I started playin around with the knobs while I was reading the manual.