I have owned this pedal for about a year or so, it still remains on my pedal board. I must say that at first I didn't really like it all that much. It doesn't do much for "chickin' pickin'" and it doesn't even come close to Brad Paisleys' tone. So my initial thinking was that this pedal sucked. However, I found that if you crank the gain up high, it becomes a great distortion pedal. It works very well for Skynard stuff or Credence, or heavier stuff like Doors or Cream, or Eric Clapton. So I have come to like this pedal a lot, but not so much for country. In the right context, it is a good sounding pedal. Forget about that whole Brad Paisley thing, I'm sure he doesn't use one.