Seriously, spend a few more bucks on something like a Boss DS-1 or Arion Metal Master. Either can be had on e-bay for $25.
Where Obtained: E-bay
Cheap. Plastic knobs, plastic switch, plastic case.
I don't usually like to bad-mouth any product, but I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you to avoid this series of pedals (except the flanger). The distorion is just a crappy, grainy mess that sounds like a $15 practice amp. Wait, no, it's worse than that. Sorry Danny, I don't know what you were thinking on this one.
Ease of Use:
Easy to use, easy to hate.
Live playing? Are you serious? This would last 5 minutes on stage. But seriously, you'd want this sound at a gig?
This effect is decent but it gets crushed by my Metal Zone. I sold it when I got the metal zone.
Price: $40.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Showcase
This one is battery powered, no tubes. A very simple small pedal, I wished that it had more bottom end.
This unit is basically used for metal and can really only be used for metal. It is rather noisy and produces a screechy treble which is very unattractive.
This is very easy to use although I wish that the knobs were bigger.
This effect is pretty durable for a pedal so small.
My first pedal. Don't know a whole lot about them. I'm learning and having a blast doing it! This pedal is a lot of fun. Is it as good as others? I doubt it. Plastic case like all the Dano minis - wont take too much of a beating. I'm using it home and learning so it works for me.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $35.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Pittsburgh Guitars
9V battery, but will take the Dano adapter.
Using an Ibanez GRX40 and a Crate GFX-15. I play metal and other rock, and a little bit of blues. This is a metal pedal. Have not tried any others, so I can't compare. There is some hissing when you cut out the mid and crank the bass and treble. Very loud!
Three small selectors. Turns on when plugged in and pedal is kicked. Easy to use (large hands may have some trouble with the knobs though).
It's plastic (bottom is cast though). Doubt it would survive stage abuse.