"It is not about adding the "effect". It should be about "transparent sound". Pedals are supposed to gently support the guitar and the amp, which essentially are the core of the sound. At the time, overdrives were literally used to add the obvious "effect" to the sound. We wanted something more pure€ we wanted to pursue "transparent sound". Idea was to not to interfere with the characteristics of the guitar and amp, which are essentially the core of the sound. We wanted to give it a supporting role."