I've always used my Rat (Keeley) as a distortion pedal for leads and heavy rhythm stuff, pretty much exclusively with the bridge pickup. With the amount of gain I use (distortion knob around 10 o'clock, which is quite a lot of distortion) I never though it could clean up well enough to use with the neck pickup. Wrong. All you have to do is roll the volume back a tiny bit and the muddiness just drops right out, almost like you've switched to a different pedal, and you're left with this surprisingly dynamic, edgy, slightly gritty sound. This is a very versatile pedal! A lot of you guys are probably already aware of this, but I feel like I just got a new pedal. Very cool. I've bought and sold a whole lot of dirt pedals over the years, most costing a heck of a lot more than the Rat, but the Rat has always been a mainstay for me. I'm having fun with it, just thought I'd share.