Never used pulse much, couldn't get on with it. Thought it through, what I do now is: bung the base amps up to more than whats needed for the material-maybe 50% or even more depending on what you are doing. set the % current to about 35%- 40% (tweak as required), I found my mistake was setting the base amps to the material, pulse now works for me and I use it quite a lot. Pedal, ditto, most of my ali stuff is 1.5-3mm, what I do now is set the amps at 100, freq you have to tweak as required, but on my set 90 is a fair guesstimate, balance I leave at 33 for most of the the time. I pretty much floor the pedal to start, then back off, sometimes right back- in effect- pulsing with the pedal I suppose, anyway, its working (most of the time LOL) for me, so posted if it will help anyone out.