I was online looking for some kind of noise gate or noise supressor, and I was originally going to get the Boss NS-2 as I have a lot of their products. After reading some reviews however, I found a lot of people saying that this pedal was far better, but it came with a higher price. I figured I really needed a good pedal so I went ahead and payed the extra for it and it really works exactly how it says it will. Just put it at the end of your chain, play a bit to dial it in, and never touch it again. I never turn this thing off just because it gets me that really tight, clean sound that most guitar players are looking for today, I love it, and I am glad I found this pedal.