WOW! great sonic quality
The Sidewinder Open Overdrive offers an incredible range of two stage, blend-able gain. Gain 1 adjusts the degree of Mosfet transistor derived overdrive while Gain 2 adjusts the degree of fat, thick Germanium transistor derived gain. 8 unique EQ curves are available via its Bass, Treble 1 and Treble 2, Cut/Boost toggle switches allowing for an amazing array of overall frequency/tone adjustments.
Depending on how the two gain controls are balanced, amore overdrive-centric tone or a more smooth, ultra thick germanium fuzz tone can be achieved with dramatic range of combinations.
Bringing the Gain 1 control up to the level of gain you're looking for and then adding enough of Gain 2 to get a taste of Germanium goodness is a great place to start with the sidewinder.