I love my Earth Drive, but I guess I have no need for heavier drive that the Solar Flare provides.
Works great and sounds smooth.
From the Sarno website:
The SMS Solar Flare is a straight-ahead, 100% analog, hard-clipping distortion pedal inspired by the classics of the 70s but fused with a modern voicing approach that helps bring out a more rich and warm tone quality. The Solar Flare will cover a wide range of distortion tones from barely dirty to outright sizzling sustain for days. Three simple controls make it very easy to find the sound youre after; volume, tone, and drive.
The Solar Flare generates a sweet, singing, sustaining, ear-candy sound that will be right at home whether its a guitar solo or rich, textured chording. The Solar Flare also helps to keep pick attack and articulation up front and clearly defined. It also plays very well with other pedals.
$160 shipped to continental US. Industrial Velcro on the back.
_________________Mid 70's MSA D-12 and Carvin BX500