1 crowbone 1 month ago Once upon a time I got myself one of these monsters, possibly for the look, as it was covered in thick diamond plate, and looks like it can withstand a drop from the north rim of the Grand Canyon.What made me keep it was the sound. As a devotee to the cleans that only a Roland JC-120 could deliver at the time, I was, because of some bad transformer experience, not a tube amp guy, and to this day I'll testify to the JC's reliability and durability.I did feel like I should have a proper blues sound.Not that I played blues. Never did. Maybe a classic rock sounding tone? I suppose so. In any event, I got this beautiful pedal, plugged it into the JC, and watched my jaw hit the floor.I wasn't sure what to expect from it, as I've only used a few other pedals that were distortion, and I don't think I realized that what I had wasn't a distortion pedal, but a preamp.The clean, with the JC gave it an astounding presence, something of which I hadn't heard previously on my rig.I could switch this out with the bypass to get the super, almost sterile clean of the JC instantly.Then there was the blue channel. I call it the blue channel because it's a blue LED, and I suppose it's the medium gain channel. My favorite of all the settings on this pedal. It picks up where the clean leaves off, with just a touch more of dirt...to an almost Stevie Ray wailing lead, searing tone without loss of Tone. Amazing!The red channel is what I came to find out is the classic Mesa power soaked channel. It's my least used ever feature, as that was just not my bag, baby, but if you have a hankering for that sound, it delivers in spades.Did I mention that I recorded with it? Yep, had a band in the late 80's to the mid 90s and we did an EP. I used the V-twin directly into the board, using the monitors when feedback was called for. We loved the sound it put out.