In 2009, my wife was involved in a car accident that resulted in a broken wrist, and she received a decent settlement from the other driver’s insurance. My wife directed me to the local Guitar Center and let me pick out whatever guitar I wanted.
I took that guitar into the isolation room and had my pick of a few amplifiers. Rather than choose a REALLY expensive one, I chose a modestly priced combo and spent a good two or three hours playing this guitar through it.
That’s how I discovered the Tweaker.
At the time, I owned a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue. It was, and still is, a really well thought of amp, but it’s a 22-watt tube amp. It’s a single channel amp and has to get pretty loud before it starts to naturally distort.
The Tweaker, on the other hand, had the option to flip a switch and overdrive the amp. At this time, I really hadn’t developed a sickness for pedals and this was something I very much desired.
Coupled with playing it relatively loud (something that I would NOT be able to do in the apartment we lived in), it sounded absolutely great. It would still sound good at bedroom levels, but there’s no comparing a tube amp at bedroom volume to cranking it loud.
In a world of noise, be sound.