As others have iterated, the 808 reacts very differently to your style of playing AND the amp it sits in front of. Right now I have my sparkly one between an SG and a vox head. It is very different from it being placed in front of a Twin reverb. The subtleties are in the 'relative gain' settings on the instrument and the OD/tone knobs. The "grey area" of all pedals, being the reactance between your playing input and your guitar settings versus the pedal setting and how it pushes the amp. Great pedal. No, it's a phenomenal pedal. Possibly the greatest ever pedal. (although delay fans may disagree) There will also be a period where you find yourself struggling with your TS. We all go through it. A bit of a 7 year itch thing really. You'll eventually go back to it, because it gives you something the other pedals can't. Unlike women, having a fling with other drive pedals won't see you in court or divorced etc. So there's that 'relative safety' of knowing you can follow your tonal lust without consequence. Definitely a keeper. Enjoy!