I've tried a lot of dirt pedals, and nothing is as good for my taste as the preamp on my Mesa Titan. I'm looking for a pedal that will get close to that vibe for when I want to use a different head. I have not been paying attention to effects the last couple years, and wondering what's new. I like a grindy, growly sound with hard impact and brightness that comes through. I don't like fuzziness, softness, blur, or anything with scratchy high that requires a tweeterless cab to sound good. Here's what I have tried: Aguilar agro Sansamp bddi Sansamp gt2 Fulltone bass drive Boss ds1 Rat Turbo rat Bass big muff Little big muff Badder bass monkey Ts9dx Blending with a barge systems box Ebs multidrive My favorite of all of this is probably a rat or ds1, through the bddi, blended with the barge. I posted some clips of that a while back (thread was called "fun with dirt"), it's pretty good. The agro was also pretty good but has a certain boxieness to it, and was just a little too controlled/perfect. So what did I miss, and what's new?