I have a Pork Loin that I have been using for a touch of overdrive. I got it about six months ago, and I have been quite happy with it. It does a great job of adding just a little bit of dirt on songs that need it. Otherwise, I just play a clean signal through my Hartke LH1000. (The LH1000 is a great amp, but it needs a decent pre-amp in front of it. I have been using a Sansamp Programmable BDDI, which I have a love/hate relationship with). In a fit of boredom, I cracked open the Pork Loin pedal and found that there are some trim pots inside. If I had read the manual that came with it, I'd have known that sooner. So, I started messing around it. According to manual, the Pork Loin has two "sides". One is a clean pre-amp and the other provides the overdrive. While I was playing around I turned down the overdrive completely and just used the pre-amp side. WOW! What a great sound. It is a huge sounding pre all on its own. Super clean, very warm. BIG SOUND. I really like this pedal as an overdrive... but it really shines as a clean pre-amp. My Sansamp is now back in retirement. If you have Pork Loin, give it a try. So... now what? I am leaving this pedal on my board as an always on clean pre-amp... do I buy another Pork Loin? Check out another OD? My discovery has given me GAS for an effect I already have.