well got it after having wondered about it for eons. I had a stock BD2 which I always liked and got rid of it in one of my rig overhauls of days gone by. Let me tell you, with regards to working in tandem with a vintage Fender I have not played one pedal that is as transparent and similar to the natural feel and drive of the amp as the BD2 is! With the Phat mod engaged the bass response is identical to the amp which no pedal (TIM, Timmy, OCD, Klon etc etc) has been able to do. And the pedal just feels right. Most recently I gigged with an OCD and BB preamp both set for just a slight push on the amp. The OCD was the clear winner here and felt the most amp like and sounded most like the amp would if it was driven a bit harder. The BD2 is even better and as a lead pedal is way beyond the OCD with regards to tone and feel on single notes...way better feeling and fatter as well. Let me re-itterate, in recent history I've had a Klon, TIM, Timmy, Zendrive 1 and 2, OCD, FDII Mosfet and perhaps others I can't remember but the BD2 is instantly my favorite with this amp. Don't let the price deceive you...try one if you're looking for an OD to push your vintage Fender or Fender-esque amp. It's the balls! To me the biggest winning point is there is truly no loss of bass as far as my ears can tell. The other frequencies stay in tact...transparency is the name of the game with this pedal. Now I know some might question the honeymoon phase but I've been through enough pedals to know when I've found the winner. I've had every cool pedal on this board with the exception of BJFE which I'm not going to even bother. The BD2 is a winner for me and so much so that I might get a second one...I like both the cleanish boost tone and the drive tone A LOT!