This is just out of curiosity, but a couple years ago when i picked up my first guitar and a blues jr, I asked the sales person which distortion pedal i should buy. Of course the salesperson at said store (Mississauga's Guitar Shop, great place) told me to buy a boss blues driver, as it's not too expensive (I was on a budget) but pretty good sounding. So about a week later I stumble back into the shop with the BD-2 wanting a replacement. Why? It didnt have the cutting tone I was looking for (I was listening to a lot of tripe back then). Of course with more experience i would have been able to EQ my damn amp properly, but instead I swapped it for a boss DS-2. Two years down the road, about a year of never using it, and im just starting to realize what a horrid pedal this is. At LEAST i should have swapped for a DS-1, but even better would have been a BD-2 (Im still in awe i traded one for the other ). In any case... has anyone had the same experience with this pedal? is there *any* practical use for it? better yet, has anyone played an ever MORE disgusting distortion pedal? I find distortions are the easiest effect to sound like complete ass. I think ill just invest in an overdrive and get it over with.