The Stately Distortion is a medium-gain distortion pedal which is intended to let your playing dynamics show through. Soft picking will result in a clearer sound while really digging into the strings will give you singing sustain. This pedal isn't overly compressed yet it has a lot more gain on tap than our Avocado Overdrive pedal does. The emphasis on the upper midrange help it cut through the mix; Turn up the gain and you'll boost the bass as well. The video below uses single coil pickups into a clean amp. True bypass with LED, 9V DC jack, Tone/Volume/Gain controls.