The most popular use of this pedal is for boosting your level with a semi-clean tube amp, tipping it over the edge when you want that bit extra fuzz. This subtle boost technique is a great way to keep a very pure tube tone from your amp, while giving your sound a lift for lead breaks and for a 'bigger sound'.
The time-tested Boss Compact Pedal design makes for an very rugged, road-ready pedal with simple but powerful controls for instant adjustment. Use the drive knob to get the desired amount of 'break-up'. Use the level control to get the desired amount of signal boost when the pedal is engaged. The tone control affects the amount of top-end bite, and when playing with a band this gives you greater control of your 'presence'.
If you are looking for a heavy distortion pedal, this is not for you, but if you are looking for a subtle drive pedal for either solid-state or tube amps you will get very pleasing results. This is a great addition to any pedal board, and if you are a blues, rock or jazz player it may be the only pedal you need.