Saturday, I went looking for OD pedals now that I've managed to sell off my Fender Mustang IV and get a Peavey Bandit. After trying a couple, the guy at GC (a good salesman and very knowledgeable guy, in fact) told me not to even bother with any others and go straight to the OCD. A $120 hand-wired pedal for a $130 Chinese solid state amp? You betcha. I tried it, fell in love with it, and bought it right then. This thing works miracles. It has a "high-peak" and "low-peak" mode, which effectively makes this two OD pedals in one. On LP mode, with the gain down at 8 o'clock and the volume slightly up (this thing has oodles of boost), I get this sweaty, tweedy American honk that sounds just delightful. Flop it to HP mode, take the gain down to zero, and step on it on the lead channel, however, and this thing just adds tons of crystal clear, clean saturation to the lead channel with almost no noise or low-end flub. Of course, the drive knob can introduce a lot of distortion if you like, but this thing works best as a boost and to add some hair to a good clean channel. I'm not usually a pedal guy, and I've had a few pedals and a few (less expensive) tube amps over time. Never liked what I got out of pedals, and I used to be an "amp-only" kind of guy. No more. The OCD and Bandit is pure tone heaven, and is my favorite rig I've ever owned. I would not mind one bit playing an entire set just with the amp and the OCD and Dunlop Crybaby - it really is that good. In fact, the only thing wrong with it is the egregious use of Comic Sans for the font.