My first pedal was an Arion SMM-1 Metal Master w/Stereo capabilities. Not that I knew what the hell the stereo out could do, but all I knew was that when I plugged into it, and I played "Iron Man", it sounded like "Iron Man" , unlike a lot of other distortion pedals . Sold!! It lasted me abut 15 years of very difficult abuse. the first thing to go was the battery cover, then the actual rocker started to break apart, and then finally I just couldn't keep soldering and taping any more and it went into the trash. It served me well and it sounded great through all my incarnations as Tony Iommi devotee--Black Flag/Sonic Youth-head-- Noise sweeper. Not a smooth distortion at all...a really gritty drive capable of the most doom-laden super lows to piercing feedback-ridden highs. My old noise band is making another recording , so I had to make a slight return and purchased another SSM -1 on E-bay for $14.50 in brand new condition. What was your first pedal? Do you still have it? Would you get it again if it broke?