I picked up my Super Chili Picoso from the post office yesterday and headed straight for band practise. I hadnt much time to test drive the unit on it's own so it was straight to "real life test" with the band. First of all, the pedal looks great, it's such a looker with the color, paint job and the big single knob... It's funny how Catalinbread pedals have all the pictures/logos done with decals though. Ok, now for the sounds. It sounds great. Unity gain is when the knob is at 8 oclock. It just adds some magic dust to the sound. It has a really pleasant eq that's really flattering, but not processed or fake sounding in any way. I have to try the pedal in direct recording to my computer, might sound great.. The pedal has some serious boost available. It can really make the front end of the amp scream, really push the amp further. Sounds absolutely fabulous! I could just use it as a drive unit, it's so flexible. I used it as a solo boost most of the time (that's what I bought it for) and it worked great. I also used it at lower settings, just providing some extra magic with my Deluxe Memory Man.. I love this pedal. Didn't try the buffer yet. I really began to think of buying another one and keeping that one on all the time. The pedal worked great with all my other pedals, the Hot Cakes, SCOD and COT 50. It really helped them all out! Thanks for all of you who have recommended this pedal!