Price paid: $ 260
Purchased from: ebay
Sound — 10
Crate GT120 amp, and a Fender Squier Stagemaster guitar. I'm hoping to get a Wah pedal, a Schecter C-1 classic, and an Ibanez S470. Not noisy at all. Some of the effects are weak (distortions), but I think that is mainly because of my guitar. I know someone Who has better Ibanez and Jackson guitars and gets great metal sounds with this pedal.The guitar is great for 250$, and is well beyond that price but it does not have active pickups and is not $1000. I play Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Avenged Sevenfold, and some other rock stuff. Achieves all the sounds good. I love the extreme distortion it makes my not so metal guitar sound great, and the Marshall Drive sounds just like a $1000 Marshall at guitar center.
Overall Impression — 10
Great match for any style. I play mainly all rock (classic rock, hard rock, metal, etc.) It can get all of these sounds. I've been playing for 2-3 years, semi-seriously. I would definately buy another if stolen or lost, maybe upgrade to the 9.2 if I had more money. It was either this or a POD XT Live, and I think I made a good choice.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It's very dependable. I do not gig at the moment but just from playing with it I would rely on it. It is made of metal, I would not use need backup. There are only a few plastic knobs, but I am not worried about those. Not a scratch on it from the few weeks I've had it.
Ease of Use — 10
Easy as hell to get a good sound. Just select Fender clean for clean, Marshall Drive for rock, and extreme distortion for metal and your set. Obviously it goes much more in depth. I used a Zoom 707II before this, patch editing was very easy as it was the same. The manual tells you pretty much everything. All the knobs like an amp setup are there for quick easy editing.