I love the Timmy. Nothing special with it? maybe? but what I love about it is not the special tone or the transparent-ness of it, its the powerful EQ shaping capabilities.. I use it to boost another drive, or a final EQ/tone shaper at the end of my drive chain.. at one time I had two Timmy's, one at the start for more of a light gain, and at the end for final eq shaping with 2 more drives in between.. I sold both when I got a Tim.. If I were you, id just get a Timmy direct from Paul C himself on Reverb.. or from some other guy that doesnt do price gouging. They are worth it..