The first effect I ever owned was an EHX Muff Fuzz. The wee steel box with one knob. (I don’t remember getting rid of it, but I haven’t seen it in donkeys.) Having disposed of nearly all excess pedals over the last month and a half, I started wondering if it was time to try a fuzz again. Me and fuzz have a troubled relationship. And yes, I know the Muff Fuzz is a distortion. But going down the fuzz/distortion pedal demo/review rabbit hole got me thinking about the overlap between fuzz and distortion, and where I fit in. First, I hate the fact that almost all fuzz demos focus on how fuzzed it can get. I can’t envision my playing going into tearing speaker nail-spitting world. I just want an edge on the tone, so I’m thinking what I want is maybe not fuzz per se, but fuzzy distortion. Anyway, all my poking around made me aware of the Double Muff. How had I never heard of this until this year? There are a few good demos of it, and it sounds like something I could live with. Right now, most people in Canada are out of stock, but the place with the lowest price actually had one. Click. Not just my first effect come back to me, but two of them in one box! Here’s hoping!