Hi all- My buddy Tom up the street placed a random call to Bob McBroom the other day to ask some questions about the availability of the Hellbilly, as he'd read great things about it. They got to talking and Bob offered to send up a prototype of his new improved McFuzz Jr, formerly the Hellbilly, for Tom to check out! Tom got the pedal yesterday and we did some listening. I was smitten immediately and took it home to play with it some more and I'm in love. This pedal rocks. This is a refinement of the original design using a recently discovered stock of lower-gain NOS NPN Silicon chips Bob's gotten a hold of and they sound amazing. To use his own words, "Very smooth on the top and bottom. Breaks up nicely when pushed." I've been listening to a wide array of Fuzzes all month long and I'm really impressed with the sound, feel and versatility of the pedal. It's the sort of pedal you could leave on the board and never change a setting on or change it to sound completely different whenever needed. The Fuzzface side is glorious and big and the Rangemaster side is cutting, but not annoyingly so. Virtually every setting I've used just sounds right. The good news is that these will be available soon for the masses as Bob's getting geared up to roll out his wares again. The better news is he's also introducing 2 more pedals he just told me about. One is a RAT-based pedal he's been working with and gigging with for some time now that he's super excited about. He's recently hit the mother-load of Motorola LM308's and he said he's actually got some of these pedals ready to go. The name of the pedal has yet to be determined as he wades through the many possible plays on RAT, but early candidates were "Animal" or "Beast." He was super enthused about this pedal. The second new pedal he's come up with, called "Sky," is a Rangemaster-based design using a higher-gain/low noise Silicon chip he's recently come across. He says it kills as well. Bob said he's in the process of getting a website in order for sales and the like, so I'd expect he'll be back in the mix shortly. For full disclosure, I have no formal business relationship with Bob, I'm just appreciative of him trusting this killer pedal to Tom and I, complete strangers. It's a great way to do business and I couldn't be more excited about the McFuzz Jr. I should also add that I like it so much, I'm refusing to return his prototype, even without any silk-screening, so he's been kind enough to let me buy it Bwuhahahaha I'll include some pics, despite the blank casing, because a thread without pics is useless as we all know.