and I dont understand what all the fuss is about! First I should say I primarily use medium to high gain settings so perhaps its better suited to clean tones. Unlike the "other" much sought after tube -the Mullard long plate- it didnt seem to have the "growl" the Mullard does nor the tasty mids. Perhaps I got a bum one but its way to "smooth" overdriven for my tastes and really didnt stand out tonewise that much to me.Heck,theres probably 10 other tubes I'd use before this one! Perhaps I'll have to try another. I hate to base my opinion on one sample but for now Im not that impressed-just confused.