Let me start off by saying my goal here was to take my recently acquired Roland Blues Cube Artist, which is a tweed voiced amp, and make it blackface sounding. I am a mostly clean player, not much dirt needed/wanted. Seems pretty straightforward, right? First up was a MXR graphic eq I had laying around. It worked fine sucking out some low mids, and boosting some top end, but sounded kinda lifeless, and the high frequencies were a little brash. Next I tried a Tech 21 Blonde. It was better but I never really felt it had a lot of life to it. I really wanted to like it, and I spend a long time trying to tweak it, tried it in the FX loop, out in front, combining with other pedals, etc, etc, but it just never did it for me. For lack of a better word to describe it, it just sounded "dry" to me, and I'm not talking about reverb. It was returned. Next up was a Joyo American Sound. I paid $24 shipped, ordered after a few beers one night. I wasn't expecting much, but, hey, for $24, why not? This thing sounded really good! It was a tad bit noisy, and the highs were a little harsh, but after dialing it in, I was quite surprised at what I was able to do with it. My concerns for gigging it, however, were the cheap components and my lack of faith that it would actually hold up in a gigging environment. For a guy who wants to use it in the house, it's a really fun pedal that sounds better than the tech 21 to my ears, and has a lot of sounds than can be gotten out of it for very little money. Recommended for sure, but with the above caveats. Today, my One Control Sonic Blue Twanger arrived. Guys, I have found my blackface pedal! Love this thing. It has 2 modes, one called "rhythm", the other "lead". I have no use for the lead mode, too much gain. But in the rhythm mode, it does EXACTLY what I was looking for. It basically scoops the frequencies, as you'd expect, but this one has a little special something it adds. Nice sparkle on top, just a hint of gain in just the right way, and a slight low end boost. It is a simple, 3 knob 1/2 sized pedal, is quiet, seems to have a solid build/feel to it. This one's a keeper for sure, and highly recommended for those of you who are looking for this type of pedal. As a side note, Roland makes a "tone capsule" that inserts into the amp, and is supposed to accomplish the same thing, but it has been on back order for months, with at least several more months predicted, so I gave up on that. Plus the online demos I heard of it were not overly impressive to me. Also, I'm sure some might ask why I didn't just go get a blackface voiced amp to begin with. I have a few, some that I love dearly, but the BCA is 35lbs, louder than I'll ever need, easily replaceable, reliable as the proverbial tank, maintenance free and sounds really good. It's a great gigging solution for our pub gigs and rehearsals. Thanks for reading.