I just received my RAW from MHP (TDPRI member .11 gauge) and I must say, it has already found a permanent place on my #3 (small) pedalboard that I use for practice/play 90% of the time. It produces the tone I have been missing in my OD pedal quest. Yes, I admit I'm an OD junkie. The RAW gives my tone that "something" which is quite different from my numerous (too many to count, & definitely don't have enough fingers & toes) other od pedals. It is not transparent in the sense of a Timmy, Thorpy Peacekeeper, etc. It does color the tone but in a good and subtle way.