I saw some good reviews on Harmonycentral, and was attracted by the low price as well! I also looked at the Boss DS-1, but it costs more. This one is almost as good. You can't gripe too much about its inadequacies at $20!! If it was $60 I would be a little let down, but at $20 it is great!
I will probably get another one to have an extra, and perhaps to modify.
Has a good overdrive tone with dist on 0, level about 4 and tone on 5. Best hard edged dist is with dist control on 7 or 8.
Worst aspect is it gets a little thin sounding if you max out the dist control, but I think most pedals will do that.
Best aspect is you can use your guitar volume to turn the distortion up and down, has some compression and gain to it.
Price: $20.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
Has level, tone and dist controls.
Runs on 9V battery or AC adaptor
Tone control is really useful , NOT just a way to roll off some treble.
I have tried it with an Ibanez Blazer guitar (humbuckers) and a Fender Champ (tube) amp.
It is not very noisy for a "fuzz" pedal.
Tone is similar to "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits, or "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream
Suited for '60's/70's and alternative, I guess, and blues rock.
I am using it on a fairly dirty setting, running the amp clean, and have my TS-10 Tubescreamer right after my guitar as a "boost". Using 2 boxes gives more gain, and an interesting sound.
I have not gigged with it. I think if you take decent care of it, it should be OK
Cheap, don't suggest it, buy a Danelectro pedal fopr cheapness.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $19.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Freind
This pedal has three controls, level, tone, distortion. It is AC and battery-powered. The controls are all fine, and there's nothing I wish it had.
A nasty digusting pedal, that has it's main use in making as much noise as you can, good for that but very horrible in a good way.
It's plastic! DOn't take out on gigs, unless you want light paperweight.