I finally got the pedal! I've been messing around with it for 4+ hours now, my ears are numb. I think it's going to be a keeper, but it is a bit tricky to dial in. I find myself dialing in a sound I like and then coming back to it later and changing it a bit. I did notice something though. I play through an Ampeg SVT Classic tube head. It does sound better when the tubes are nice and warmed up. Probably the case with any pedal. I think the real test will be when I bring it to band practice and see how it sits in the mix. I have played along with some songs on my stereo and I can hear how that little bit of grit makes a difference. It blends together well with the guitars without sounding choppy or clanky (for lack of a better description). Anyway, I am driving my girl nuts tonight, so I will have to report back later.