The Relic Drive is based on the "screamer" type circuits of the past. What's the difference in our Relic Drive, versus other companies' "screamer" type pedals? To start, Nick has moved the mid hump to a warmer, more guitar friendly area. This results in a fatter tone, that isn't nasal sounding. Next, we added more gain. This gives you the option of using this pedal in the traditional manner (light drive, with lots of boost), or using it as a more aggressive, harmonically rich drive. The tone control is engineered to be very flexible, too, giving the user a wide frequency response, from dark and smooth, to bright and biting. This pedal has been one of our top sellers for years.