Had been playing lots of guitar for the last couple of days. If there is one thing that I'm accustomed to right now that I cannot do without is high gain from an amp. Pedal combinations don't quite work for me. I need the guitar to interact directly with the amp & nothing else in between. OK, so a booster unit or a noise gate would be employed every now & then but my ears would reject a loss of definition when these pedals are in use after a while. My ears are picking out stuff that works for me & I'm grateful for that.