Tight and controlled in the lower octaves, the Grissom Signature stays focused with both complex chords and single-note lines on the lower strings. It also exhibits lightning fast transients and a truly amp-like feel. The gain structure was dialed in to offer beautiful edge-of-breakup tones that can seem like it’s providing “more amp,” rather than a pedal in front. At higher gain settings, the notes bloom with rich harmonic overtones, without too much compression, and no trace of bloat. At any gain setting, the Grissom Signature remains true to the natural tone and resonance of the guitar and the player’s touch.