Do yourself a favor and pick one up. Today it beat yet another high end screamer clone in a shootout. For me, it is the best tube screamer sound out there. screamer pedals it's beaten in shootouts in the past(being general here, don't get up in arms if you don't think a pedal listed to be a screamer clone). Todays victim - Landgraff LDO previous victims - White lovepedal eternity, Keeley ts9 mod+, fulltone fulldrive 2, maxon od808, hbe power screamer, Analogman KOT, Mad professor little green wonder. This things tone just sits right with me I think, and considering its price tag is relatively inexpensive compared to what some of us are buying these days, it's a no brainer for me. I think it will forever be a part of my board.