I use this unit mostly for distortion, as I don't really like a heavily produced sound. It comes a little short, it sounds sterile and "hi-fi". Not a lot of grit or character in the distortions. It was a gift, and I guess I can't complain. This unit is just enough to make my sound acceptable: my sound straight into the amp is unspeakable. It's a good pedal but definitely not the end-all, beat-all multi effects.