I was listening to some early Queen and I thought to myself that the driven tone Brian may uses on some of his tunes are just pure distortion. So I decided to get my first build out, the MXR Distortion plus with Wampler mods. I have to say, when I was playing White Man, on A Day At The Races, with this pedal, I really enjoyed the sound I was getting. This kind of sound was just pure distortion tone. I'm just so glad my first build still works like a charm. A lot of people build the Distortion plus as their first build. It's an excellent pedal. I absolutely recommend as this as a first build!