What up? So my band is going to be rehearsing at a space in Plymouth an hour from my house. I needed a good, versatile pedal to cop the tones of my EVH 5150iii head when I'm using somebody else's amp/backline. I decided on this as James Brown designed the original 5150. It sounds pretty sick! The build quality and looks are superb. I play mostly 80's- modern rock and metal but nothing super scooped and brutal. The heaviest we go is Alice and Chains for example. Except for our originals which are a bit more modern sounding and more distorted. So far this thing is killer! Tons of gain and a sweet tone with all of the controls at noon (gain at 1 or 2 o' clock) I have the midrange character switch set to "thrash" and the bass character switch set to "flat". This is the closest I could come to the 5150iii head tone. Does anybody else have experience with this beautiful pedal?