The Red Dog™ is a distinctive distortion pedal with simple volume and gain controls to easily dial in tones from a tweed-like overdrive to aggressive punch. The Red Dog was originally voiced to work best as an “always on” distortion and respond to picking dynamics and the volume knob on a guitar. In recent auditions by our family of artists, however, we are finding that the Red Dog™ is also a great distinctive solo machine with a signature note bloom and immediacy not present in other distortion devices, especially above the 12th fret. The Red Dog™ is also a superior solo machine when placed after the Boiling Point™, with the Boiling Point™ set to mild clean boost. The Red Dog will really warm up your jazz tones with the Drive knob set to nearly off. If you are a volume knob player, you will love how this pedal will clean up for a thick, classic rhythm sound.