The Animal is our way of creating a 1968 “Plexi” Sound. The Animal is an extremely open and amp-like sound that can get you from a stock “Plexi” to a modified “Plexi” with the flick of the snarl switch. The Animal can get very aggressive but it is by no means a distortion pedal. Just think of a cranked “Plexi” and how open and natural it sounds. We love this pedal!