You may know that I love Menatone pedals. They work great with my rig, and the guy just hears the way I do. I like the open, natural, chimey, amp-like for real, not like a pedal sound that they have. But I like others too and it's not like the guy married my sister or gives them to me for free. I have a Red Snapper (4 knob) on my board right next to an E burst, Zendrive and Klon. I use it mostly for light break up and find it to have the most transparent, non ragged, non fuzzy transition to overdrive I've encountered, so it's perfect for me. It makes my Bruno sound like a GREAT blackface (lower headroom but with that Bruno voice) at a manageable volume. Works equally well playing modern smoky/edgy jazz or ringing alt country. BUT, in the past week I've turned up the gain and also stacked it (into Howie, KOTB, WMB) and compared it to E, Zen and Klon (all of which I love). The good news is that the Snapper is the MOST transparent of them all with NO discernable mid hump. It's open and chimey, and the bite and cut controls work beautifully together. The E is more midrangey and has a beautiful voice, and the Zen has that chirp. The Klon is the fattest, and really excels in a stack. Those pedals are going nowhere. But the RS sounds so REAL. (Maybe too real? do we want that hump?) It's funny, sometimes I crave the last pedal I played and my ears need a moment to adjust. So I find that I now turn the RS down if I want to use it for rhythm, but otherwise I keep it up a bit, and I choose E, Zen, Klon, or RS depending on the moment, even switching mid solo or whenever I get the whim. None is "better." This is a great pedal and deserves to be on the short list of best pedals IMO. BTW, the Blue Collar is NOT like a gainier RS; it has more of a TS midrange sound. I don't have that one. The RS is very very open. You may love it or you may say "nope, now I know why people like that mid hump!" YMMV, but I just thought I'd share. I'm very very curious how it compares to a Little Green Wonder. Anyone?Something tells me they are similiar, but I like the 4 knob layout of the RS.