Having said that it's probably me not digging dist tones in general all that much. I like how you can set it as a cleanish gritty OD to boost the TS side or just use it to enhance the neck Strat pickup for SRV moments. It maybe lacks 'mojo' of cooler stuff but it makes a fairly transparent OD. All this from a low gain perspective of course...I've got the regular red J&H and the red side is kinda a bit too scooped for my taste even with the mids cranked. Does the new one sound any different?