Ive been looking to add one last pedal to my board to be used as a stand alone distortion pedal. Ive found both of these two pedals very interesting and have listened to all the sound samples I can find. I like the sound of both. Im planning on using these pedals on the clean channel of a classic 50. Do you think one would work better used this way? Im not looking for death metal type gain but deffinatley high gain such as an 80's type high gain. Is the Blackstar an overly trebly type of sound??? Is there anything that could be said good or bad comparing these two pedals directly to each other? Thanks for any help,,, makes it easier to drop the cash with a somewhat educated guess. Thanks again.