It's not a bad distortion pedal but I use a boss blues driver for distortion,I do like it's use as either a boost or a distortion,but I'd like to have the guvnor pedal instead.
Where Obtained: ebay
It has a knob you can switch to either a boost or a blues type of distortion.
I just use it for the boost side to brighten up my leads.
It's built like a tank so it can be stomped on
It works ok as a boost/overdrive pedal, but the distortion is crap (IMO) and i've yet to find anyone who has disagreed with me.. If it were lost or stolen i'd buy something better to replace it, only have it cos I was given it free, cos its previous owner thought it was crap.
Where Obtained: Second hand (friend)
A basic distortion pedal, the first one I had, given to me by a friend... And even then I couldnt say I thought it was that good. You have one dial that switches between Boost and Blues (Distortion). The your standard, Drive, Tone and Volume controls.
I run my Variax 500 into my pedal chain then onto my Crate head. I play a bit of everything... I have to say that the distortion on this pedal sucks IMO, Really trebly and thin, cant get any bass out of it and no real body to the distortion... not impressed at all (although it sounds cool with my bass)
I do however use the boost setting, thats the reason its still in my line up, gives you a mild overdrive sound, not the greatest and i'm sure i'l replace it when I have some spare cash but reasonable none the less.
And what really annoys me is you cant just use it as a clean boost, if you put it after another distrtion the origional distortion is VERY affected, which is a shame.
Its a piece of cake, four dials and a foot switch. Although the levels you need for Boost/Drive are entirely different, you have to change the settings when you switch between them to avoid blowing your eardrums or losing the sound entirely..
Built like a friggin tank, may well survive the apocolypse, cant fault the construction one bit