I've had a couple of these that were heavily used for rehearsal and gigging and they hold up to heavy use. On stage I'll sometimes wear bigass boots and have stomped on these. I had one pedal that finally started going bad after 10 years, this could be fixed but it also nice to have spares. The wire is a bit too long for me so I mod mine and cut the wire shorter so its about the perfect length from my instrument without having this large coil of wire at my feet. Also you may want to mount these to a small board or tape them down when gigging they're small and light and move around.Of course the price could be a lot lower on these seeing whats inside them, still very simple so not much to break.