Delayed by a couple days of seemingly endless jamming, the Golden Pearl is the perfect compliment to the Marshall Studio Classic. I love how it doesn't chop off the bass or boost the mids but adds some nice saturation to the tone, without any harshness involved. For awhile I'd really like an overdrive pedal and then there would always be something. Not enough low end, too much fizzy sizzle up top... Always something that felt off about whatever it was that I was using. In the 20w mode, and cranking up the volume the sound and feel of Tool's Undertow record was there. It sounds and feels somewhere between Adam Jones and Jerry Cantrell. In 5w mode, there seems to be an aggression that I really like. Can't put my finger on it, but it's there. Overall, I have a feeling that I might possibly be done. For me, I've found the perfect compliment for my JCM800 jr combo.