What is your overall opinion of this product?
This isn't built to be versatile. It isn't built to be a super high gain death metal distortion. It's built to sound like a distortion channel on a decent tube amp, and it does that fantastically well! To my knowledge, this is Boss's cheapest effects pedal, and it's is a wonderfully good value! I expected it to sound really thin and harsh with my Mexican Fender Strat, but even those pickups sounded really good here! (If you can get over the noise; those pickups are dastardly noisy when driven!) My main guitar, a Super Deluxe FSR Telecaster with Fidel'tron humbuckers, is being worked on so I haven't had the pleasure of really putting this through its paces, but if it can make a Mexi Strat sound passable, imagine what it will do with my grown-up guitar!