I don't think I hit it too hard, just goes silent between positions. Marked "Made in Mexico", and purchased from one of our top wah makers, think secret base. Not to point fingers, the company got it to me quickly, and I waited months to install, so I won't bother them about it. My concern is over just replacing it with another one(hopefully not Chinese) off eBay, or is the Cliff True Bypass switch as good? I know a lot of you guys use those, but aren't some of the TB switches out there cluttered with other connectors, meant for LED hook ups? What's the toneful, AND reliable way to go?