It's kind of a pity to have all those pedals together and still use the youtube demo mentality of "turn the gain all the way up"... this totally misses the nuances of the Kion style pedal trying to use it as a fuzz pedal. For me the good part of the Klon style pedal is with the volume a little above unity and the drive as it just begins to become barely noticeable to push the amp. For what it's worth... I currently use an Archer Ikon and also tried a Soul Food in previously. A friend has a "real Klon" that he bought years ago before they were so expensive. I have stacked the Archer with a Bixonic Expandora, Blackstone Appliance and currently with a J Rockett Blue Note for more overdrive when needed. .