NPD Box of Rocks
I wanted a different flavor of dirt box a few months ago, so I tried about five OD and Distortion pedals at a nearby shop. This one just blew me away, but then so did the price tag! So since I couldn't get the ZVEX, I just passed on the dirt pedals entirely and I ended up with a very nice chorus pedal.
I kept thinking about that damn Box of Rocks and when I finally had some extra $$$ I went in today and paid the ridiculous price. It immediately rendered all of my other dirt boxes obsolete, so I guess I'll sell 'em and get back some of my money that way.
This thing really nails the cranked Marshall sound, but I also really like the lower-gain settings, just at the edge of breaking up. The full tone of the guitar gets through without that squashed, processed, buzzy sound that a lot of pedals cause. Needless to say, the Tele sounds awesome through this thing.
The street cafe was closed to all but ghosts
Who glide the alleys searching for their lair
I heard a voice like winter call my name
Said very soon that I would join them there