howdy MJ. I saw your reply on th eold page and figured we could continue the thread here if you wanted. ANYHOW Yeah I am a dirt box Stomping fiend. have a few. I love my VIntage RAT, but used more as a Marshall-esque distrotion. not too fuzzy. I liketo keep the gain down or it gets too cpmressed and lifeless for my preference. I would like a USA big Muff as well, and may have one coming along. My old bass playter had the russion Ri of it and Iliked it quite a bit. so yeah i wanna try one too. let me know what you think. i used to have a VL Bossotne and a VL superfuzz. those are super agrresssive huge amounts of Fuzz on tap, but very different from thre 69. I THey were both very noisy boxes, but I wish I stiull had at least one of them. Very cool boxes though. the filltone 69 has mor ethan enough fuzz for me, but I set it with the fuzz all the way up. basicallys Mike FUller's Hendrix setting. But you gotta have your amp being pushed hard already as well. need some natural amp overdrive happening for the 69 to reall work some magic.