* Essentially a tube screamer without the massive mid scoop (sort of like a TS9), which in my opinion is the only thing that is wrong with the original Tube Screamer. This pedal provides the push needed to turn your amp into a mean machine. If you want a clean "boost" this pedal actually cleans up pretty nicely providing just a little edge to your signal. Nice job Maxon. *Hands on review by Christopher M. from store 57 in Indianapolis.