I'm looking for a Modern/High Gain/Tube Like distortion pedal. This will be replacing my Sansamp GT-2 which I loved until I played it at gig worthy levels. I used to play it with my fender twin's volume at about 2 or 3 and had the GT2 set to pretty much 12 o'clock across the board but boosted the low and cut the highs a tad. The switches were set to centre: hi gain: british. When I played with my amp's volume around 5 it became much to shrill and lost its tube like qualities. (it makes sense as this pedal was designed for direct-in recording) I've been looking at the Radial Tonebone Hot British and wanted to hear what you guys thought of it. I wasn't too impressed with the soundclips on their site but like the clips on youtube. A few questions I need clearing up 1)How long does the tube last? 2) If I left the pedal plugged in when i'm done playing would it waste the tube's life? 3) Does it sound good at both bedroom and gigging volumes? 4) Is there any other similar pedal out there in the same price range? Thanks in advance!