This pedal leans towards the classic Marshall jcm 800. Sounds like a tube amp being cranked at high volumes. Uses a 9v dc negative center. You can run this pedal at 18v for more headroom. My wife is having a baby so im thinning out the herd. Great sounding pedal. Plug a les paul into any of your favorite clean amps and watch this lil puppy turn your amp into a Marshall full stack. From jimmy page to five finger death punch. Very versital pedal. Boutique at its best.