This pedal is incredibly noisy. I have tried it with a tube amp and a solid state amp and both had the same issue. As far as the distortion sound it makes I am not a fan of that either. It sounds really bad to me although I know this is subjective. I wish I had saved my money and bought a pedal twice as expensive because this one is just a brick on my floor now to never be used again. I would avoid unless you are desperate for some cheap distortion.