Well against all expectation my Strange Mistress arrived this morning! So here's #006 chiming in.
I'd read Rob's excellent review but nothing could've prepared me for that sound! Good Lord this thing is amazing. This may sound superfluous or silly but the drive you get with this things is amazing, you don't get that darkness of mid-heaviness you get with the drive I usually get on the Matamp. Instead you get this lovely clear crunchy sound. I love it. And when you roll off the volume it cleans right up but keeps those crisp highs. I absolutely love it. Tell your mate he's a genius Trev. For those of you who haven't had theirs in yet I can only offer my commiserations, but my god you are in for a treat. you have no idea.
Set it to the Range Master setting with the volume just peeking above off, so it's just noticable, and then with a HB guitar on an amp which is set fairly clean you launch straight into a Peter Green, dial in more volume and things take off. Love it.
Have you noticed I like this thing?