I can’t believe more people don’t use this pedal or one like it. I’m with you, I only really use pedals for fun and messing around. I don’t care for most distortion pedals at all and like to get my drive from the amp. However I just bought a new pedal called the Horse Breaker, a Klon on one side and a Blues Breaker on the other. I’m amazed how good it works, doesn’t seem to mess up the amps tone and works great. The Klon side is great for adding a boost, lead tone or just a little more drive. The BB is great for blues tones and some leads. Much better than those distortion boxes, this one I’ll keep.