I'm relatively new to the pedal game. I play Strats into a Hot Rod Deluxe and sometimes an AC15. I've been looking for a low/medium gain OD for quite some time. I like the VFE Blues King, run at 18v. This pedal is not going anywhere. I have it set for slight, gritty breakup and it's perfect. For a different mid hump and slightly more gain, I have tried: 808 RI WF Rat RI Blues Driver (Keeley Mod) Timmy (not a mid boost the way I was using it) Arc Klone 2 Rockett Archer Fulldrive I liked the 808 and the Rat (separately) for a while. I liked the Klones too. But something is still missing. I don't need another gritty overdrive. I'm looking for something smoother, not necessarily warmer. The Klones seemed too rounded at times. Almost too warm. I know there are other ODs out there I haven't tried (Dumble-style, etc.). Any suggestions?