Simple, straightforward, easy to use. Not a lot of features on this pedal, just a tone switch and a rate dial, but for a budget priced, basic phaser, this pedal does what it needs to do. Probably not built tough enough to survive on a touring pedal board, but more than adequate for at home use or the occassional jam session. Metal box with plastic bottom. Footswitch feels quite loose on mine, but I picked it up used so Im not sure if it was like that when new or if it has just worn down over time.