I was looking for a cool, simple, amp-like distortion to use with my newly acquired AC30 for random heavier riffs. I was really leery about the Lovepedal Superlead as... well, we all know how we feel about Guitar Center. Not to mention, the crappy reviews the LP Superlead gets. But... I tried it and really, really liked it. So, I didn't buy it. A few days later went to a place about an hour and a half away that has a GIANT boutique pedal selection and I went to town on that place. Tried out: Wampler Plextortion, Super Plex, Pinnacle II, Cranked AC, Mad Professor Mighty Red Distortion, Catalinbread DLS, Analogman modded DS-1, MXR Custom Badass 78 distortion, Crunchbox, and a slew of others. The only one out of that lot I could get along with was the Cranked AC, followed closely by the Pinnacle, but even then.. it just wasn't the sound I was looking for. So, that was yesterday. Lots of disappointment. Today, I hit a different Guitar Center, plugged the Superlead in and, low and behold, still love how it sounds. Even had some compliments on the tone. So I found one in the Emporium and should have it early next week. FWIW, there could have been so many factors as to why I didn't dig the Pinnacle the way I thought I would. The store has batteries installed in all their pedals, their "try me" cables are crap, and their AC30 on display was.. iffy... to my ears. I just really, really wanted to fall in love with the Pinnacle or any of the Wamplers for that matter because of the hype, but I followed my ears on this one and I hope to be happy with this choice. Still think I'll pick up a Pinnacle in a month just to try it with my own setup. For those of you hoping for a review, here's a little tidbit of what I liked about the Superlead: - It's simple. 3 knobs and a mid-boost toggle. - It has that big, open, amp-like sound of a loud Marshall 2210. I compare it to that because I'm most familiar with that model. Big open crunch. The Pinnacle could definitely get close to or nail it with that cool Contour knob. Maybe just too many knobbies for me. - It's fluid. I look for a smooth, but heavy distortion sound for solos and this thing definitely does it. - It's crunchy! Great 800-style, palm-mutey crunch. The Pinnacle, even in modern mode, didn't strike me the way the Superlead did. But, like I said, could be many factors. More to come next week when I get mine. Sorry for the LONG post.