For the first time in a dozen years, a new pedal has replaced my beloved BJFe Emerald Green Distortion Machine. It's the BearFoot EGDM Silver! DonneR has finally recreated all the magic of the original all-silicon design. With a Vox AC or similar amp, there's just nothing like it. I've tried many other pedals over the years, including the BearFoot EGDM and EGOD, and simply nothing sounds like the original BJFe version -- until now. As it was designed, the EGDM Silver takes a Vox AC on the edge of breakup and cranks it up. It's loud and raucous, yet dynamic and detailed. It adds just a touch of compression and bloom while remaining open and airy. It's one of the most textural pedals I've ever played. It's like adding a second channel to the AC, and it works incredibly well with both Normal and Top Boost inputs. The Voice control let's you set it to give really nice low-end thunk, or rolled off for a more midrangey tone. I don't know what it sounds like into a clean amp though. It's not a pedal I would use at low volume. Although, it sounds incredible for running bass guitar direct to the console! With a clean amp, you might want to stack it into a good overdrive. Also, it responds incredibly well with a Rangemaster type pedal right before it. There are some subtle, and not-so subtle, differences between the BF EGDM Silver and the original BJFe EGDM. - The Silver is a little flatter and clearer in the upper mids / lower treble, where the BJFe has a tad more bite but can also get ice-picky by comparison. Both pedals have lots of presence and the overall character is the same. - The BJFe also has a bit more open airiness and sparkle at the very top end, but it's not something you'd notice in a mix or casual A-B comparison. - The BJFe had a ridiculous amount of output gain, so unity was somewhere around 9:30. On the Silver, it's around 1:30, so it's easier to adjust but there's still plenty of extra gain if you need a boost. - The BJFe had it's Treble control buried inside. Thankfully, Bearfoot has it exposed, letting you instantly go from crisp and bitey to warm and fuzzy. - The BJFe had one thing I will not miss - noise! The new Silver is wayyyy quieter than the BJFe. - And, for all its charm, the BJFe paint job left lots to be desired. My new EGDM Silver has the limited edition "spleen machine" finish. Super cool. You can search this forum for my other posts comparing the BJFe EGDM to the BF EGDM (non-silver) and EGOD. The new BF EGDM Silver is a true re-issue of the original, and I expect it will be a mainstay on my board for the next dozen years or more.