"As you can see there are three tube Pre-amps. In the rig itself you will see the Zen Drive which is what I recorded with recently, but above you will see the Seymour Duncan Twin Tube which I also like very much, and to the right one of my oldest favorites, the Mesa-Boogie V-Twin. I like them all and it really depends on what mood I’m in which one I use.In the middle of those two, you will see a prototype of the new wireless midi for guitar that was invented by Andras Szalay, and is distributed by Fishman Associates.The rig itself is self evident and needs no commentary from me other than it stays the same whichever pre-amp I use." - via John's personal [website](http://www.johnmclaughlin.com/equipment/)more
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Rhythm channel is great for Blues, classic Rock, Funk, etc. artists such as John Mayer, Rolling Stones, Prince ... Lead channel can get as warm and thick as you want, anything from Eric Johnson or Clapton to EVH and Satriani. But most importantly, that warm tube tone that you just can't get from a solid state pedal like the Tube Screamer.
It's not a complex or feature-laden pedal, but I haven't found many pedals that do this good of a job emulating (or in this case, literally reproducing thanks to the actual tubes on the inside) the tone of an overdriven tube amp. Two channels, each with a volume and a gain control, and a global EQ do a good job providing tone that ranges from mildly overdriven to dimed. Sometimes I wish each channel had its own EQ section, but most of the time I'm grateful for the lack of complexity.
The only reason I'm not giving this pedal five stars is that it requires a dedicated AC wall-wart-type power supply. Having invested in a pedalboard power supply with isolated outputs shortly before purchasing this pedal, I was chagrined to discover that this pedal complicated matters. But the tone is worth the hassle.