My overall opinion is simple.. It's an average little stomp box for a reasonable price. It will grant you a range of different distortions, but it may not give you the death metal crunch, or extremly dirty sound :) But overall, it's pretty decent. I havn't had any problems out of it, plus it comes with 3 way cool stickers! Well, there ya have it. I believe that raps up my review on the FX-55C Supra Distortion pedal by DOD.
Until next time, keep rockin!
Price: $40.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sight & Sound (Muncie In.)
This pedal has 3 knobs.. 1 controls the level, another controls the tone, and the 3'rd controls the gain. It also has the actual "stomp" footpedal to turn the effect on/off. There is 1 input jack on the right hand side of the unit to plug your guitar in, and 1 output jack on the left hand side of the unit to plug the box into your amp. I run mine off of a standard 9 volt battery, but there is a plugin to attach a powersupply.(9V. DC)
I use an Epiphone Special II equipped with 2 hums, and a Fender "Squire 15" 42W amp. I use the unit to play all different styles, ranging from heavy metal, to Guns N' Roses. I think it is pretty suitable for all types of music. You can adjust the "crunch" of the distortion by adjusting the Gain knob so you can create a little "dirt" in your sound, or go with more of a heavy deeper distortion. The level knob is also useful for matching the distortion level(volume) with the volume of your guitar. That way, you can add crunch without extra volume. This is the only distortion unit I have used, and I am satisfied with it. I havn't experience any unwanted noises, etc.
The pedal isn't programmable, or anything of the sort. Just a plain 'ole stomp box. It really isn't that hard to get the sound you want, you just adjust the knobs to your liking.
As far as durability goes, it seems great to me.. I have dropped the unit a few times :P and nothing was damaged or broken.. I wouldn't know about live playing cuz I havn't made it that far yet lol. Though the unit is pretty sturdy looking.. It's made out of metal, no cheap plastic crap here.
I wouldnt even advise my worst enemy to buy this pedal, i have a BOSS mega distortion, and it just blows this piece of crap away.
Model Year: 1999
Where Obtained: 2nd hand shop
It has three dials, although they're made redundant by the fact that there is only one type of distortion offered.
Absolutely awful. DO NOT BUY, DO NOT BUY.
It is very easy to use, although you'll just want to put it back in the box and put it away forever.
It is pretty heavy duty, wouldnt fall apart or anything.
I'm just writnig this review to note that although this pedal really sucks, it can add real nice growl to a wimpy bass. So if you are a bass player lookin to add some dirt to your sound, you can get these real cheap.
Where Obtained: Friend
I took it back after only two days of owning it. It was not very good at all. I wouldnt recommend it to anyone that needs a good distortion pedal and needs it to be versatile.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $20.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
It is a 9-volt/AC powered distortion pedal that is limited in what it has to offer. I could only get one tone out of it!
The tone was really lame. I couldnt tweak it to change it for a better tone either. It sounded the same way all the time. It is the worst distortion I have used.
It's easy to use, but thats because it is so limited.
It seemed to be constucted kinda cheesy. It had a metal box, but everything else was plastic. I dont thin it would last if used for gigging. Or why someone would actually USE it for gigging!