Long Overdue Return of the Original 250!
Bought mine from Sweetwater. It was my first time buying something from them and the service was awesome!
To the pedal: They hit a home run with this new version. There have been various reissue versions and the YJM308, but none of them really hit the target of the old late-70s grey version. This one seems to be very close. Apparently it uses a 741 op amp, like the gray version.
It sounds great! Picture a post-1982 DOD 250 or 308 with less noise, more tubey character, a nice growl and a much better EQ. It has more bottom end and less of the thin top end. It is actually a pretty transparent pedal.
As a bonus, they also added an LED indicator light and true bypass.
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because there is a pretty good pop sound when hitting the switch if the gain is set high. However, it's not a big deal if the gain isn't cranked. A noise suppression like an NS-2 kills the pop too. This is a very minor gripe.
The pedal works very well with my Fender Malmsteen Strat, as well as my Strat Plus with a Chopper mini-humbucker in the bridge and my Gibson Les Paul Axcess.
This new version is just coming out to the stores, so there wasn't a lot of info to base my purchase. I'm glad I took the chance! It's a keeper.