Gleaming with sparkle and smooth saturation, just like a modern tube amp from mesa boogie, the California sound will work its way into your pedal chain for good reason. The features on this distortion pedal really provide flexibility and various sounds. You can dial in high gain scooped mid rhythm tones in seconds. Or full out searing lead tones with the twist of a few knobs. This pedal is capable of a massive amount of tones, from low gain overdrive to thick, full, distortion.