Interesting.... what's the diode arrangement? I'd like to try it also. OP: as far as bang for the buck, The PD seems to be the most well thought out OD/boost pedal for metal applications on the market right now. Plus there's a noise gate thrown in for free. All for less $ than most boutique overdrives. I'll let you know if it's the real deal after mine comes in. But while reading your initial post, the phrase "multi-band compressor" kept yelling at my brain for some reason.