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This isn't a boutique pedal, clearly...the classic Behringer plastic design is about as junky as you can get, but has remarkably held up since I bought it with dishwashing money when I was 14. This was the first pedal I ever got, not really understanding the difference between a distortion pedal and an overdrive. It doesn't necessarily sound "good," but it has a neat character and helps clean up noisy combo amps. Good for beginners for sure...it found a home in my bass rig many years later as a neat dirt sound - sucks the low end completely out, but had a neat character and pick attack for certain moments. Lots of fond sentimental memories of learning guitar attached to this guy.