So i've had the KOT (regular gain, version 4, serial 1476) for years and didn't like it for lead and havn't been doing too many gigs where i could leave it on all the time for the extra amp break up rythym sound that i do love about the pedal. It's never been on my board and only gone to one gig because i couldn't justify taking it out when i don't know if i will sell. That being said, after putting it on reverb i've used it at home rehearsals for a more rock'nroll type gig and love what it does for rythym going in to my Deluxe reverb re-issue. What i don't like about using it for lead is this "scratchy" or "dry"(not dry vs wet with effects) kind of sound. Never played a TIM. My question is: Will a TIM get me closer to having that nice dirty boost i love on the red channel of the KOT and also be able to get a lead sound i like? Warm like the KOT but smoother? Also i see TIM's for alot cheaper.??