I like this pedal a lot, I have it since NOV’08 and I’ve managed to get ten settings, five for each wave type (square and triangle) and still tweaking with it.
It looks and sound great, one of the few XO series I own (Others I have are the SMM/Hazarai and the regular six-knob Metal Muff) - I’m a EH’s big box fan.
My only complaints are about “Depth” and “Rate” pots’ performance. I explain:
- Depth: The effect is hardly noticeable until you reach the 9 o’clock mark, then it begins to raise. After 10 o’clock, and until max (the weird “reverse phase tremolo”) it’s OK for me. But, could be possible to improve for better response at lower depth settings?.
- Rate: Here’s the “weakest” point in my opinion. But I’ll point the pros and cons:
* It’s too sensitive which is great because you may get lots of sounds with a little twist - Positive.
* I’ve found the speed range turns a bit difficult to use when you approach to max. level (from 3 o’clock until max.) - Negative.
I wish It could have a “speed limit” at max. instead of being “almost plain”, still effect but a bit buzzy.
Despite this, I think is a great effect (sound and quality-price ratio) and I’ll keep it in my board. I have the previous Big-Muff sized Pulsar Tremolo too and I’m comparing both at same settings - they’re quite similar but not the same thing.