Not much, it turns out.
Yes, it’s amazing.
Yes, it’s “transparent.”
Yes, it gives you “more” of what your amp is already producing.
Yes, the price/quality ratio provides a tremendous value. I paid $119 + tax for brand new.
My two favorite settings (although it sounds great all over the dials…)
a) Bass/Treble – 1 O’clock – Gain around 11 – Volume around Noon
b) Bass/Treble – all the way down – Gain around 9 – Volume to taste
It is without a doubt the best “stacking” pedal I’ve ever played. It gets along famously with every other pedal on my board, all three amps, and every pickup on every guitar I own.
And yes…even after all that, I can say without too much hesitation that it is indeed possible to live without a Timmy. It’s just way more fun to live with it. Of all the overdrive pedals I’ve owned (which is exactly “too many”), this the one I like best.