A well-built transparent overdrive like the Mesa Cleo opens up miles of sonic explorative possibilities. From tightening up a high-gain stack to getting a little more juice out of a low-wattage combo, the Mesa Cleo will always find a spot on your pedalboard or in your pedal drawer. The Cleo is distinctly low character in its, well, character, with simple Level, Tone, and Gain controls to refine how much harmonics, hair, sparkle, and grit you slather on. It's your sound, only enhanced. But that's not to say the Cleo is limited in its applications. You've got +20dB of output gain and a far-reaching Tone knob to colorize chords, texturize amp tones, and give your solos the spotlight. And thanks to its US-built premium componentry and tone-saving true bypass switching, the Mesa Engineering Cleo will never put a damper on your hard-won tone.