I just picked up a FDII MF, basically because I got a good deal on a mint condition used one. I've owned the OCD, which seemed harsh to me, as well as the ChoralFlange, which also seemed to lack something, but I'd heard good things about the FDII MF, so I thought I'd give Fulltone pedals another shot. Here are my initial impressions. The Barber Tone Pump EQ--along with the Burn Unit--has been my main boost/low-mid gain box for a while now. Ever since I first tried the Barber pedals, I felt they added a certain sweetness to my tone that I hadn't encountered before in other stomp boxes. Very inspiring, with great clarity and harmonics. While I admire the quality and design features of the FDII MF, it simply lacks the sweetness of the TP EQ. The "vintage" setting sounds like a good tubescreamer, and the "FM" setting sounds like a tubescreamer with added highs and the mids scaled back. To be fair, the FDII MF is a very nice pedal, but everything's relative, so for now I'll stick with the Barber due to it's sweetness and clarity. By the way, if you haven't tried the Burn Unit, you're missing out on a real treat. That being said, I'm coming up fast on the KOT waiting list, so the KOT will get a fair shot at the title. Until then, the Barber Tone Pump EQ is still my go-to pedal for boost/low-mid gain magic.