Of all the pedals I've had come and go over the years, never had a fuzz. I know...what's my malfunction... Overdrive and distortion have always been a constant. After a few years messing around with digital modeling gear, I found myself using the fuzz pedals in my modeler more often than not when adding a stompbox for dirt. Now I'm assembling a pedalboard again and I kind of want some fuzz. Problem is...damn there's a lot of them out there! I've been through the two most recent "strictly fuzz" threads and have a basic understanding of the different avenues I could travel. I really like the idea of blending the silicon and germanium transistors to get the best of both worlds. Crazy oscillation and noise isn't really what I'm looking for. What are some of the basics one needs to know when trying to pick a fuzz pedal? I use quite a few pedals so it would need to play nice with others. It would run in front of a two channel amp...one channel set clean and the other with a bit of sizzle on it. If there are any must read threads on this...link them please. Doing a search for fuzz results in lots of threads...many of which I've picked through.