Hey so I just wanted to say this is by far the best I've used. I've owned a few and some of the "better." Previous Diamond and Wampler Ego to name a few. The Empress noise floor is SO LOW, so quiet. Even at 10:1 super squash it's way quieter than others. Lots of tweaking, mix knob. Fun light show options with the LED choices. Not cheap, but hey when are the best ever cheap? PGS vid with Burgs. Extremely pristine, clean and transparent is available, boost or color the tone if you desire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMEl-ERuIyE Yeah yeah, Empress is from Canada and so am I, but trust me I hate plenty of Canadians so it's not about patriotism here. lol I'm also not related or endorsed, however if Empress would like to send me swag, shirts or pedals..please do I have had good experience with their service through website as a bonus. Nice guys. If you can afford, you won't be sorry.