Built for high gain, the Tone City Wild Fire is an aggressive little distortion that sounds much bigger than it actually is. While it cannot go really clean, the Wild Fire can function as a mid gain pedal too. Try setting the Gain knob to 9 O'Clock, leaving the Clip switch set to OFF to see how it sounds. Speaking about the Clip switch, setting it to ON will turn the Wild Fire to a punchier, American high gain kind of a distortion. As with all Tone City pedals, the Wild Fire does not take batteries.