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I bought that chipped up BJFE Baby Blue Overdrive ( #48 ) that was on the bay last week. ($362, not too bad ) I was planning on using it for trade bait to get a BJFE LGW from a member but after putting it through a side by side with a slew of great drives, it ain't going anywhere. The competition includes : Eternity, COT50 red, BJFE HoneyBee and Dyna RED, Mad Professor Little Green Wonder, Carb, and BYOC mk2. I had a BJFE SeaBlue EQ on at the end of the chain for all of them. While the BBOD doesn't have gobs of level on tap like the DRD and LGW, it more than made up for it in tone and dynamics. The SBEQ helped with a little more push. No flab with this pedal, hammering on the low E string with a walking bass line and crushing an A chord never sounded so good.A tight, no mud, growling, purring tone poured out my speakers that really stood out against the other pedals. I know each of the pedals tested does its own thing very well but the BBOD was just better overall. Touch dynamics and the the way it held its fullness when you back off on the volume knob was superior. Some off the stacks were off the hook and the possibilities for great sounds seems endless. While sounding good with all the pickup types, the tone with P90's was inspiring. Even the kids commented on it and thats rare. Bottom line, it may be beatup, but the tone baby, the tone.......