This was the first pedal that I bought for myself, and let me say, it totally rocks. I wanted to be able to get high gain tones but other pedals I tried didn't really sound authentic. The EQ is perfect for shaping the tone and letting you get a "true second channel" for your amp. The Pedal isn't just high gain though, you can get really good medium gain tones from it. And the boost is awesome! You can use it to go from medium gain to high, from high to pinch harmonic heaven, or (one of the main reasons I bought the pedal) Fuzzy goodness. The hard/brutal switch works a lot like a vintage/modern switch, and both settings are great. This pedal does exactly what it advertises, and it does it exceptionally well.
San Antonio, TX