I've been playing around with this for about an hour now, and I quite like it. The drive is capable of delivering everything from a nice, controlled crunch to searing shredder distortion. The controls could be smoother, but that never stopped me from being able to dial-in solid tones, and you can always use a separate EQ anyways. Paired with Ignite's TPA-1 Power Amp and your cabinet and compression of choice, this bare-bones ugly-duckling might surprise you. Definitely worth checking out.