Here's a copy paste of a review I put up on The Gear Page earlier today: The mailman brought me a new pedal yesterday. I don't have a lot of experience with fuzzes, and I'm a bedroom player pretty much exclusively right now, but I'll do my best to impart my wisdom on this pedal -- The Big Muff with Tone Wicker. As you probably know, besides the standard volume, tone and sustain (fuzz) knobs, this pedal also has a "Tone" on-off switch -- which, when turned to the "off" position, disengages the pedal's tone knob -- and a "Wicker" switch, which, as near as I can figure, "brightens" the tone and brings out more highs when in the "on" position. I'm very pleased with this pedal after a few hours of playing. My only previous experience with fuzz was with a Tone Bender clone (manufacturer shall remain nameless). I liked the Tone Bender's sound, but the particular pedal I had didn't seem to have a lot of output -- in other words, the level knob had to be pretty well cranked. The ambient noise of the Tone Bender (hissing) was also way too much for my taste. No such problems with the Big Muff w/ Tone Wicker. I can pretty much keep the pedal's Volume knob at about the same relative setting as my Epiphone Valve Jr.'s volume knob and get unity between the two. It's also quite quiet. My understanding is that you deal with a certain amount of ambient hissing with any fuzz pedal. The noise of the Muff w/ Wicker is very manageable in my opinion. The ambient noise only gets really out of hand when you engage the Wicker at a high Sustain/Fuzz setting, or, especially, when you disengage the tone by turning the Tone Switch to "off." There's nothing subtle about this pedal. It's over-the-top fuzzy goodness. Forget about cleaning up with your guitar's volume knob. One thing I really like about this pedal is the fact that the Sustain/Fuzz knob has great range. Seems that with other fuzzes, you pretty well have to crank the fuzz knob. The Big Muff w/ Tone Wicker's Sustain/Fuzz knob is usable from 0-10, in my opinion. (However, I'd say there's probably not a ton of difference from say 2 or 3 o'clock to max on the Sustain knob -- it's pretty much whacked out fuzz all through that range.) The Wicker and Tone switches also have noticeable effects on this pedal's sound. When engaged, the Wicker Switch seems to bring more brightness and snap into the fuzz sound. The Tone Switch, when turned to the "off" setting seems to act as a boost -- there's definitely a jump in volume when turning this switch "off." The Tone Switch's "off" position also brings an added nastiness to the fuzz, which I'd have difficulty putting into words other than to say it's just ... nasty. One other thing: this pedal gets along very nicely with my Bad Monkey overdrive, when properly placed. I started out running guitar > Muff > Monkey > amp. That didn't work so well. When engaging the Bad Monkey in that configuration, it sounded like I was throwing a heavy blanket on top of the Muff. It just flat-out didn't work. However, when running Guitar > Bad Monkey > Muff > Amp, it gets real nice. Using the Bad Monkey either as a clean boost or as an additional drive into the Muff really brings some added crispness and nastiness to the fuzz sound. This is, in my opinion, a great pedal for metal/sludge/grunge chordwork. Not terribly useful if you're into jazzy extension chords. Sounds nice for lead work as well, although bassier notes tend to sound pretty .... "blatty" might be the word. In all honesty, I think it sounds similar in many ways to that Tone Bender clone I couldn't get along with. I'm not sure I've ever heard of Muff's being compared to Bender's, but in my opinion, they're not too terribly far apart (at least when comparing to, say, a Fuzz Face). For the cost, I'm very impressed with this pedal, and can't see myself getting rid of it. I'm having a lot of fun with it. If anyone has questions, feel free to ask.