With so many people wanting overdrive/distortion that is just an extension of their amp, having a pedal that has tubes and it’s own analog gain stages only makes sense. The Electrode Tube drive has three interchangeable preamp tubes and 6 separate gain stages. As you’ll hear, the this pedal provides some of the most amp-like tones you’ll hear. Using lower rated tubes will give you a very good natural boost, but the higher gain tubes can still take into Marshall territory and beyond. The Tube Drive really shines at retaining the natural tone of your instrument. Overall, the Tube Drive is versatile, practical and sounds very natural – other pedal-makers should take notice.