Are you getting a significant boost in level when you stop on the BD-2 set this way. I do think it is a great way to use the pedal. The problem for me is that when I set it up that way (regardless of amp or guitar used) I get a SIGNIFICANT increase in level. So it doesn't really accomplish what I needed (more crunch at similar volume). I could achieve the same thing by turning up the amp volume, which works better for me (I like to turn up the amp rather than hit the amp harder). Please understand, I'm not criticizing you. Or saying my way is better. Or anything like that. I'm genuinely curious if my playing style pumps the volume of the BD-2 more than others. Or if you do get a significant level increase your way but it works well for you. The problem for me is that the BD-2 set like you say SOUNDS much better to me than to drop the level but leave the drive up, unfortunately. Thanks.