This pedal will get the job done. Whether it's low wattage or high wattage. There is no need to get the gain level past 11 oclock on this pedal. It has gain for DAAAAAAAYYSSS. Its a great way to get to that compressed higher gain sound on a light gain channel. This pedal will give you the British gain/compressed sound you've been after without necessarily having to go buy the high gain amp. If your amp struggles to get you the gain; buy this. If your amp flubs out in the bottom end....just buy this and tighten it up.,.. buy this and be happy with your tone.