I've read so many good things about it on this forum with people singing it's praises. People call it the "jack of all trades"... but does it excel at anything? Forget all the emulation comparisons... do any of the presets stand on their own? I use dirt very sparsely. Sometimes I need fuzz, sometimes I need overdrive, and most times I just want a little hair on my notes for cutting through. I'm assuming the "tube" mode will be what I use most on the Aftershock. For what it's worth I'm using a Chase Bliss Brothers right now and I am fairly happy with it, however it doesn't have a ton of tone shaping options and most higher gain settings require using both sides of the pedal which means hitting 2 foot switches at a time when playing live.