Yes, agreed! Currently running the following in an FX loop block right before the amp stage:
* Tapestry Audio Fab Suisse (Blues Breaker type)
* Emerson Custom Paramount MK2 (transparent transistor type)
I think the v8 drives have been a nice addition, and I'm really eager to check out the fuzzes. But so far, real ODs in the loop is the sound I'm most vibing with these days. Clip attached.