JanRay was developed with a desire to return to the basics of an overdriven amp. After intensive analysis of Blackface Fender amps we were able to come up with the sweet and rich tone of a naturally overdriven amp when the amp's volume is pushed to around 6. The natural tone on the threshold of clean and drive gives it that punch but retains the creamy sustain. Steering clear of unnatural compression and active EQs we were able to replicate the characteristics of a tube, as if a tube had been added to the pre-amp stage, to produce a natural compression and drive. One distinct feature is the smooth riding Gain control which allows more finely trimmed control over the drive level. The silky drive and natural tone delivers a wide range of sounds covering everything from jazz to rock.