Close to 6-7 years ago, I got the the Hoof fuzz by Earthquaker Devices. I'd heard good things about it and got it on a whim from my local shop (bargain as a display model). I went home and tried it with a couple of my teles. I couldn't get a half-decent sound out of it. It was either a fizzy non-distinct mess with the tone up, or a woofy muddy mess with the tone low. I didn't see what the 'fuzz' was all about (hohoho). I thought about returning it but decided to keep it and try again later. I never tried it again. It was just stored away for years. Then, just today, I saw @OzShadow 's thread about the fuzz in terms of pedal order, and I remembered the Hoof existed in my collection (Thanks!!!). So, I got the Hoof out and tried it again. And guess what? It still sounded like total crap with my teles (to my ears anyway) no matter what I did with all the knobs. BUT, since the first time I tried it, I acquired an SG with humbuckers (t-top style). And guess what? It sounds GLORIOUS! It cleans up beautifully with the guitar volume lowered on the neck pickup (away with the fizz but in comes the sustain), and at full guitar volume on the bridge, there is still note definition. And I'm talking pretty extreme settings (volume at noon, Fuzz on full, tone 3 o'clock, shift 9 o'clock). I'm not sure why this is happening... but I guess the Hoof doesn't like single coils? Or perhaps low output pickups? Although the SG humbuckers are low output too relatively speaking. Either way, I'm glad I didn't return the Hoof all those years back. Wow! I talk a lot!