I've had the original 385 for several years, and it's always been one of my favorite pedals. I'm a pedal fanatic and currently own over 100 dirt pedals, and have bought and sold countless other ones over my 44 years of playing.
I was hoping the MKII didn't sacrifice any of the magic of the original, and let me just say, it's all that and much more. This pedal has exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be happier. The high gain option is wonderful! It can really achieve a ton of gain. I prefer lower gain for the most part, but I really like it in high gain mode and running the gain levels lower. There are so many great tones in the 385 MKII and so many sweet spots.
If you're on the fence, jump! This is another great Walrus offering and like all Walrus products is built like a tank.
Hey Tom! As long as the fence isn't too high we agree...jump! - Walrus Audio