Just got one myself. After one rehearsal (and a couple of evenings of fooling around in the music room), I've got it set to either boost my clean sound up to 11, or take whichever distortion/overdrive sound I'm using and push it over the top. I like what it does, but I found I had to tweak my overdrive settings to ensure the treble didn't end up sounding too abrasive with both pedals on (ZIM + Bob). Cheers,
A great boost, indeed. It seem to have "its" dirt more in the low mids, whereas it sounds cleaner on top. Definitively a flavor on its own. Could live without the high end boost, though, it can sound a bit spikey through a clean amp, but I still like to use it as a boost for clean solos.
If the SHO has even more of a treble/high end boost, I'll stay away from that one (but I guess the boost on my BoR already sounds like a SHO, without the extra treble, so I'm good to go
I asked Brad @ Tonefactor that question, as he carries both, and he said they were very similar.
I've had a Bad Bob for years and I love it, but there are times when I wish it had less dirt as it's turned up, especially when I use it as a lead boost with other OD's. I recently tried a Lizard Leg Effects Flying Dragon clean boost, and liked it enough to order one; it has a little less overall volume than the Bad Bob (which isn't a problem for me), but stays clean, even at max setting.
I've been using one for 2 1/2 years now. It's not going anywhere. I have used it in the front end as well as in the effects loop. I currently have it in the effects loop so that I can boost both channels of my Mesa Maverick. I set it at 10:00 and get the perfect amount of volume gain, with just a hint of extra dirt.