I have had the LGW too. It is also a good pedal, but still I prefer the Blue Note. I also Ab'ed the Blue Note, Rockett Animal and BB MB. The BB was in the same ballpark but the voicing of both Rocketts just sounded better to me. Bigger and more "real". Same thing when I Ab'ed the in a live setting. The Blue Note killed the BB MB....
Most pedals will sound bad when going direct.. thats not what they are meant for.
But the Blue Note also sounds great into my Tech 21 Blonde set clean and then into my AER acoustic amp!
Anybody try their Afterburner OD from the Master Built Series?
I really just can't imagine how it could be any better than the Blue Note. It's $500 too.
For those who like the Blue Note, you guys need to try out a Vermuram Jan Ray.