Imagine this – a drive pedal that doesn’t take away any of the frequencies of your guitar tone. A drive pedal that adds some subtle frequencies across the full spectrum like a preamp. A drive pedal that preserves delicate dynamics when lightly played through but sounds stoutly bigger than life when striking a passionately played chord. The gain knob goes from slightly adding some tasty gain harmonics to your clean tone to the sound of a massive amp stack. The bass and treble controls give you a wide variety of sweep to dial in your perfect tone. This drive happily replaced my JHS Morning Glory on my large premium pedalboard. Sounds great stacked with an Ibanez Tubescreamer before it for solos. It makes the Tubescreamer sound better than a Tubescreamer by itself. This pedal adds a fire to your tone without the flames. That’s why I call mine the Charcoal Drive. I’ve played a lot of drive pedals over past 35 years or so and currently use several. This is by far my favorite drive pedal. Thanks Elberon!