I have just recently, really had a chance this month to actually started noodling with more recent gear purchases, including my TIM and timmy. I gotta say, man I am totally impressed. The versatility is KILLER. The Tim's 4!! graduated gain settings and full sized pots make the 4 settings ranges VERY diable, which I love, plus the gain surpasses the timmy by about 2-3 times if needed. The timmy Paul told me, has the exact same circuitry, but with the smaller pots, to my ears doesn't sound as huge as the TIM. However, the timmy's dip switches can set for assymetrical clipping which is cool if you want that sound, something TIM doesn' do -to my recollection. Against, any other pedal I had or my buddy's The TIM and timmy allowed the geniune tone of the pickup and amp shine through more than any other boutique od pedal. The TIM and timmy pedals don't really a singing lead tone or have musical feedback qualities, but they aren't made for that. They both do have great harmonic crunch. I personally had no trouble ripping off older Van Halen or Satriani licks, even with the gain set at 70% on the timmy or 50 % on the TIM. The TIM was created designed for Paul Gibson or Strat to work with a pedal and kick his old Marshall in the pants without altering the original tones, and these pedals deliver. I was even impressed how the TIM's gain (timmy) sounded straight into the clean channel and at a low volume. Even into a solid state amp, these pedals rock! These pedals EQ, as mentioned before are very well thought out. Just listening to Paul explain IN TOTAL detail about the electronics was, well.... I was over my head, but still happy to listen. As another member said before, if you are turning up the gain and if you want the gain to NOT sound fuzzy, you need to turn the bass pot ( reverse audio pot) unorthodoxically to the right, to cut the bass. Also treble pot according to taste. I was very surprised as Paul's manual says something to effect of :don't be afraid to try fully dialling the bass cut and treble cut on higher gain settings, you know what? I still sounded great! As I gathered from Paul's explanation on the EQ, the EQ is a shelving EQ, which basically renders a bit of bass underneath even when the bass is fully cut. So these pedals have more eq'ing options and they always sound full bodied. If I dial the gain on full, with no frequency cut to bass or treble, I have a classic fuzzy clipped sound, which I find totally cool, too! Thanks Paul for your pedals and an awesome chat!