what can i say about george? he is anal? yes!! that's it! and.. tone is not only his living, it is the extra yard, the last round......... like a good george and a bad george havin a fight, no! not like that, like this!!!! ya know? he just only makes what he himself would proudly use, and the new cactus crunch is no exception! i will spare you the words transparent, articulate, organic, etc................. cause they are used all the time for even yes...... the bad monkey so............. i will just keep it to the point, this box can be used in the bedroom and sound fine, but it is a professional tool to express yourself, because it responds so. case in point is the tone stack. heaven! ya want bottom end? ya got it, and the thing is there is no sacrifice as there is in so many pedals that have strenghs *spell check* i initially thought it to be sorta of a ford/carlton box? is it? yep! and then some! perfect balance of mids, bass, treble, and drive that interact in a stellar way, never harsh, muddy, nasaly or overly compressed. just right! it sounds like no other pedal i own, i mean... i can dial it in as a clean boost, mild hair round the edges, crunch with chirp and authority, hold a note *umble smooth, voxy if so desired, even marshall ground! thanks george another winner from, pedalworx!