God, I both love and hate my Fuzz Factory. I can get some wild sounds, and then some good ol’ rocking fuzz sounds. But sometimes when I’m trying to get a standard fuzz sound it turns into a squealing monster. Yesterday at practice I had it set up for a Fuzz Face kind of sound, and when I stepped on it before the song to try it out it was giving me ear-splitting squeals until I turned up the comp and gate knobs. I’m not sure if it was the cold weather or whatever, but every time I turn this on I’m afraid that I’m going to get some screaming squeal when I’m going for just a normal fuzz sound. I don’t want to kick it off my board because (i) it’s small, (ii) it can deliver ‘normal’ fuzz sounds that I love and (iii) I’m really into the nastiness I get from it when I want nastiness. I just wish it would behave a little more and not scare me everytime I step on it when I want it to be tame. Oh well, I guess that’s just the nature of this thing - like a beautiful, wild woman [or, not to be sexist, a man] who you take out to a fancy dinner and want to be polite for a night, and she ends up getting drunk, throwing her dinner at you and dancing on the table and singing when her favorite song comes on over the background music. But wow, she is beautiful and fun!