Ok, got the CrankedAC in the mail today (thanks Brian!) and wanted to post some quick initial impressions. Using my Ibanez Artist into my Super Reverb RI: - It has a nice range of gain, from 'overdrivey' to full-on distortion (not metal) - The gain is very tube-like in nature, but is a little compressed-sounding over almost all of the gain range - low-noise; I maxed out the gain and it got just a wee bit of background noise - SUPER bright green LED, a purple-sparkle finish that Prince would be proud of - The CrankedAC has a lot of volume to it; can't stand a pedal that I have to turn the volume up to 12 o'clock or higher just to reach unity. Not so with the CAC - Bass and mids are full (not flabby at all) and warm; the CAC almost just sounds like a great Marshall distortion - BIGGEST COMPLAINT: it is quite a dark pedal, or rather, the tone control just doesn't get bright enough. Not sure if it is using dual-LPFs like the BSIAB II and some ROG circuits, but it feels like it. Overall, it might be a keeper; it is a high-quality build and has a great sound. The sustain and 'growl' is there for a choice rhythm pedal, but has the mids and gain to do nice lead work. If it were brighter, I could see backing off on the gain and getting some jangle going. I agree with previous reviewers, there is no Tom Petty or Peter Buck in sight, but for a great British-inspired distortion, this is a nice addition to the fold.