I bought this pedal to drive the front end of my Mesa Dual Rectifier. Gain almost all the way down, level all the way up and tone to taste. This pedal adds attack, and upper harmonics like no other pedal for this price. It has more outout than the standard OD808 and you can tell. The extra headroom adds clarity to big power chords and single note runs. If metal isn't your style of choice it has a beautiful purring blues tone. Turn the tone down and grab you favourite semi hollow and you can get some cutting jazz tones too. I loved using this pedal with my Strat as it added a brilliance to the high end and a thump to the lows for those digging in blue licks. It's built like a tank and you could throw it off a cliff and it would be fine. Great pedal, great price.
I have couple of drive pedals that sounds really sweet on their own, just as a drive. But if you need just to boost or tight up your distorted amp or just give some extra juice to your overdriven sound, this pedal will definitly be the one. Before buying this pedal,i did checked video and sound reviews on some expensive and signature pedals. But for me i needed a pedal that didn't broke my bank but gave me a good quality tone. This pedal just did that. If you are looking for djenty tight tone or you want a classic rock type of sound, you can get it using this.. Anyway hope this help.