Seems that I have been chasing "that tone" for about 4 years now. Tried alot of pedals in that time & didn't care for most of them. The biggest problem for me has been controlling my overall tone. I've tried graphic EQ's, comps & exciters & have not been happy with the results. Read about this in the Dec issue of Premier Guitar & checked it out on Youtube. My local GC just got it in & I had cash in my pocket. This thing does everything it claims. I had been leaving my OD on all the time at a low setting, now I can shut it off & use it for leads & boost. It is super quiet, I had a slight hum in my signal chain & this quieted it down. Excelent tone, slight overdrive & total control. It can be used at the end of the signal to compensate for poor room acoustics.