Price paid: $ 457.5
Purchased from: Imuso.com
Sound — 9
This Unit sounds great. It has a wide variety of effects and you can get almost any sound you want out of it, especially after a little tweaking, almost everything can be tweaked! I play a lot of metal and old school rock such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, Dio, along with artists such as Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Michael angelo Batio etc and this unit does it all. Select "ExtremeDistortion" from the Pre-Amp section and you get an amazing, extremely dirty distortion that even Slipknot couldn't handle. You can get clean crisp sounds, and bluesy-crunch sounds, and it has no unwanted feed back, especially when you turn on noisegate. The only problem I have with this unit is the wah effect(s). They do the trick, definitely for beginners and even intermediate players, but an advanced player might want to get an extra wah pedal. You can't expect too much though due to the price of the unit. I got the weeping daemon wah and I'm pleased with the setup.
Overall Impression — 10
The thing is definitely worth the money. You get some truely amazing sounds out of it and it won't break down on you very easily. The wah is a little weak but hey what do you expect? a decent wah pedal will cost you around 70. This entire unit now goes for around 170 Brand New. My friend has the DigiTech GNX4, this thing is much cheaper and the sound quality is the same if not better than the GNX4. If this thing was stolen or broken, I would buy it again. If you're thinking of getting this pedal, let me just say it will be worth the money you pay. If you're a big fan of wah like I am then just get an added wah pedal, you will still save a lot of money on effects.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Not much to say here other than it is reliable. The thing is made of metal and weighs quite a bit. I would and have gigged without it, after having the unit for almost 5 months now, it has never let me down, and everything is still in tact without ever having to repair a thing. It can handle a beating, although it is wise to always back up no matter what you have.
Ease of Use — 10
This Unit is rather easy to use, and the manual explains everything you need to get the sound you want. Editing patches and creating your own patches is really easy. Be sure to read the manual first though otherwise you will get a little confused.