I wanted to love this pedal. I am a basement tinkerer and have many pedals, but everything that gets Velcro'd to my board arrives there with the idea that it will get gigged with. I had the EHX Lil Big Muff on my board for several weeks of trial runs at home. It seemed a little noisy, no matter where I put it. I ran it once during a gig and ended up cutting it out, due to noise. At gig volumes it was unbearable. As I said, I'm a tinkerer and I tried it EVERYWHERE on my board. First last, and every slot in between. It just hissed and spit and was mind numblingly noisy. I like the pedal. I like the tone while playing, but in between, even during half-note rests, the Lil Big Muff just drove me mad. I don't mind a little ambient noise, but that was ridiculous. The only other pedal that even came close to that level of annoying noise was the MOD Phaser. Also a great effect and a well made pedal, but just noisy as hell during those quieter moments. I know the Lil Big Muff is a popular pedal around here, and was surprised how much I hated it. Thoughts?