So a few weeks ago, a friend of mine gave me his Boss SD-1, so I tried it out at home, and I was not all that impressed with the tone. I was about to give it to the gui**** in my band, but I figured I would give it one more shot last night at band practice. I was running two channels: one clean, and the SD-1 in my dirty channel. HOLY CRAP! It sounded awesome. Nice grindy OD, a little colder than a Tubescreamer/Bad Monkey. Anyways, I think this little baby will be making a home on my pedalboard for the time being. Not sure why it sounded like crap on its own, but sounded so great in the mix with the full band. Any of you guys ever have a pedal/effect that you didn't like solo, but that worked great in a band mix?