I'm in the market for a simple, transparent boost pedal. One that adds very little coloration, doesn't increase noise and hiss, and doesn't carry an enormous price tag. I've owned several boosts including some favorites like the RC Booster and the Durham SexDrive. But after owning and selling a number of them, I'm honestly not convinced their performance justifies the prices. In the end, all I'm after is a good, clean, quiet boost pedal. It doesn't need to have an EQ or an extra gain stage or built in compression, etc. With that in mind I'm considering the mass produced MXR Micro Amp. But I've seen these Ascend Boosts going for very reasonable prices on the used market and they seem to be fairly plentiful. Does anyone have experience with one? Would it meet my criteria? Other suggestions? Thanks in advance.