Hey there.. I have two analog effects pedals from BOSS. The OverDrive OD-3 n Distortion DS-2. I got these about 6 months ago. The total usage of theses shouldn't exceed 48hrs becoz i didn't have the BOSS PSA adapters to run them so i used 9v batteries & they last only a few hours. Also i they were so freakin loud on my 80watt amp & i soon got tired of it. I got them when i was just stepping into the electric guitar zone & i was searching 4 that perfect slash tone. What i did was spend everything on these two pedals hoping thats all i would need. Well.. i was so very wrong. These are d very best when they are coupled with other best gears like marshall amp n emg pickups n stuff. I chose them coz they have d best rating at Harmonycentral.com n people swear that they r d best in business. http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Effects/product/Boss/OD-3/10/1 http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Effects/product/Boss/DS-2+Turbo+Distortion/10/1 Sadly its only after i spent on them i found that they dont do well with my cheap ibanez grg270 with poor default power pickups n my STRANGER amp. I shared my experiences right here on a thread 'ibanez>boss>stranger?' I am in Deep Shit now.. I begged my parents to get me these & my mom sacrificed her other needs to get me these. The pedals r next to useless to me n i haven't touched them in months. I gatta get rid of them. The DS-2 cost me just under Rs. 4000 n OD-3 cost me above Rs. 4500. They r just as good as out of the box.. i swear. Besides these r built to last decades & have the reputation of doing so. I can give the DS-2 for Rs. 3500 & OD-3 for Rs. 4000 (negotiable) If anybody is interested or knows someone who might be, mail me firstname.lastname@example.org I'm in Kerala & hoping to do trade via post. I wouldn't recommend these 2 beginners like me. These would be ideal to someone who knows them well & knows how to use them..