This is my first box, after a long use of VSTs and virtual effects. I expected nothing from this little thing. I got this for like fifteen dollars, so I thought why not, maybe i'll try it for a while and then sell it on the net, but lo and behold, here I am still a proud owner of this box. It did not produce a Boss DS type of sound, but it's still usable for live performance. It distorts the signal well. It sweetens the pinch harmonics. With right equalizing and compressing along the chain, this pedal is not a bad thing to attach to the pedalboard.