Almost too pretty to use until I plugged it in. Now a must have on my board. I never jumped on the Tube Screamer train due to seeing it everywhere in so many variations. Well I finally decided to see what the hype was about, so since I can't touch an original and gear that old is best used at home... Plus Ibanez wanting to make this as close to the original as possible is why I pulled the trigger. It does not disappoint. An excellent stacker or by itself. I'm a humbucker into Marshall type amp guy and love the "Extra Goodness" that it adds. For me and my rig, it sounds and looks great and most importantly inspires me to want to play more. I highly recommend.