okay, i was a little reluctant about the kind of sound out of this, but i wanted something that i could play in the around the house and not disturb anyone. this thing meets the requirements, and surpasses them. okay, its not a real night train, but it does a fairly good emulation in solid state. the overdrive is there, the cleans are nice, and the thick switch rocks! i'd highly recommend it! id youre worried about it fitting your strat, dont! it is built to fit bery well. the case is plastic, but i am not too hard on things, so i do expect it to last.