I just got a hold of an analogman silver mod TS-9 and a digitech bad monkey. Got some times to played around a bit today. Analogman Silver mod TS-9 Mine is the maxon first reissue without the CE if that makes any difference. When I first plugged in this pedal I felt that there's not enough volume, with the gain on zero and vol all the way up it doesn't really boost the vol significantly and gives that hard edged breakup. It's best served as a stand alone OD pedal, crunchy yet smooth, due to the midrange of TS. Nice for crunchy chords and low gain lead lines. Cut through very easily. When I used it to boost my mosferatu it increases the mid quite a lot, although not as much as standard TS. Digitech bad monkey Dont know if it was US or China made, no back sticker. Very2 nice!with the high and low knobs I can tailor the highs and lows desired, although there's a hint of harshness from the high end, but still tolerable. Can be quite muddy if the gain is dialed in too high. This pedal has got less midrange compared to the analogman silver mod. This pedal excels as a booster, boosting my mosferatu the bad monkey gives my allready crnchy mos a liquid sustain yet still preserving pick attacks. Vol. full up and gain down low. This pedal stacks very nicely with other drive pedals. Another pedaL that I compared today was the vintage marshall guvnor (black box). This pedal is very amplike, but the sustain, the way the notes drop off is very strange. But it's not a problem when used as a low gain OD. The 3 band EQ is very versatille but you need to bend over and tweak. I still havent been able to get rid of this 'loose' feeling I got from the pedal. Just sharing my thoughts. Thanks!