Purchased from: Ivars Musikk
Sound — 8
I have a Ibanez RGR-320EX for main guitar and a Fender Frontman 212R for amp. I have use only clean channel on my amp if you use Drive it will probably make noise. And I also have treble, mid and bass fixed on the amp to get extra sound out of the pedal. actually this pedal made me playing less noisy and more smooth if you like to say that. Sometimes the volume will go down or up when you edit patches. All you have to do is turn volume down or up on your amp. But if you have one patch that's low and a patch that's loud right after you may want to turn down or up your amp before changing patch. This might depend on the amp. I play music like CoB (Children Of Bodom) blind guardian, Metallica and I haven't found patch for blind guardian but Metallica has plenty of patches lying on the web.
Overall Impression — 9
I love this pedal. Again I play music like CoB (Children Of Bodom) Blind guardian and Metallica. I haven't tried to make my own patch for Blind Guardian and not all songs have the same sound so it's hard to find a patch that fits all songs for that band. But you don't need it to be exact when your not gonna release a album around the world. I wish the wah wah where less auto and more manual. But that's how it goes.
Reliability & Durability — 8
I depend very much on it. but if you don't have the AC adapter you probably gonna go low on batteries very fast. I haven't played without the ac adapter so I don't now. But probably you will go low on batteries fast. I would use it on a gig, if I could fix patches and such before the gig and if I had the AC adapter. Other wise no.
Ease of Use — 9
At the beginning you probably will have trouble dealing with it. But it is not hard! Just try things and read the manual and it will be easy. It's can be tricky to get a good sound out of it. Patches are not a problem editing. But sometimes you will go like "wtf?" And then you see that it was nothing. Manual comes with and is handy sometimes. I use it to find rhythm, that stands on the back of the manual. This pedal does have rhythm in it! And it easy to choose pattern, speed and so on.