Price paid: $ 183
Purchased from: Nevada music
Sound — 10
I am using it with a Squier Strat and Marshall MG30DFX so it is not used to it's full capabilitys but it sounds really good. It cancels out a lot of the noise on it's fuzz setting which is really handy and it has a nice acoustic sound. The effects I use most are fuzz, distortion and overdrive, the 2nd knob from the left controls the gain. I have managed to replicate a lot of Muse sounds.
Overall Impression — 10
I play mostly rock so the Overdrive effects suit me well and it produces a realistic acoustic sound. I have been playing for 2 years and this is my first pedal, I will defintly buy another higher end Zoom but for the while this is all I need. If it were lost or stolen I would go and buy another one before you could say 'Zoom'.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I could trust this to hell and back, it takes AA batterys and ac power, an adapter is supplied, and I would use it in a gig with out backup as long as I had new batterys. It is built like a tank. It has sides of rubbery stuff and I havn't scratched or dented it, yet.
Ease of Use — 9
When I first got it I was amazed and when I got it out the box I was really confused. If you've never used a Zoom pedal you will have to read the manual though, once I had the hang of it it was amazing! the manual is easy to read and it has preset patches in it for bands like Green Day and heart. You can edit every aspect of a patch easily.