Although this pedal is not on my board anymore, when it was, it was my primary overdrive. This pedal is very versatile in the face that if can go anywhere from a clean boost, to seering distortion. Ive played metal with this, blues, boosted jazz solos, the whole works. he 2 band EQ really gives this pedal even more versatility, because if your amp is bass heavy, just roll back the bass on the pedal and boom, flat EQ distortion. I love this pedal because of all the different types of tones that come from it. It is a shame that Boss discontinued this pedal, it did so well.