Hi to all! This is a story about my new love; the SM Fuzz; a fuzzface type boutique hand crafted germanium fuzz by Scott McKeon. www.smfuzz.com And If you haven't heard of Scott; check him out here: www.scottmckeonmusic.com So, I've been using the Analogman Sun Face TI/UK for half a year now and I've always felt that there was something missing on the sound.. Then I decided to go for the SM Fuzz mostly because I've been digging the fuzz sounds on Scott Mckeon's records so much.. Ordered this pedal about a month ago and got it week ago. Played my first show with it last saturday and I just had to chime in about this pedal! And what a wonderfull pedal it is! It's so warm and "soulfull". There's so much character in the sound that this pedal provides. You can get a wide variety of sounds from clean to slight OD and from crunzy fuzz to total splattery fuzz sound just by playing with the guitars volume. It's amazing how it reacts to picking dynamics and the clarity of the sound is just wonderfull. It also cleans up to almost 100% clean. If I back down the guitars volume to around nine I get this great transparent OD sound. Compared to the Sun Face the SM Fuzz has a lot more bite and character to the sound and there's lot more clarity. It sounds a lot warmer in every setting and there's rich harmonic overtones in there that the Sun Face just doesn't have. It's really hard to put it in words how great this pedal is. But all I can say is that MY FUZZ QUEST IS OVER! I've found 'the sound'! Couple of pictures: And here's a live clip of me playing it on last saturdays show: Cheers to all and thanks for reading! ------------- EDIT: Sure. CLARITY: The SM Fuzz has a better clarity overall. And the notes retain the clarity even with full fuzz where as the TI/UK got a bit mushly and compressed. This is even more noticeable when playing chords. Somehow with the SM Fuzz the "notes inside the chord" are more pronounced. Can't really put that in english 'cos it's not my grammar. Overall the TI/UK seems more compressed than the SM Fuzz. TONE: The low end is tighter in the SM Fuzz. The midrange is also clearer and "chimes" better. There's rich harmonic overtones in the SM Fuzz that the TI/UK didn't really have them or they just weren't so noticeable. The TI/UK has somewhat "harsh" high end (atleast on my setup) but the SM Fuzz doesn't. The high end on SM Fuzz is warmer and rounder. The tone of the SM Fuzz is deeper and has more body. GAIN: The TI/UK has got a bit more gain available. CLEAN UP: The TI/UK and The SM Fuzz both clean up equally good, to almost pure clean. The SM Fuzz cleans up quicker so you get it clean with guitars volume on around 7 where as the TI/UK would be clean in about 6, so it's a bit easier to find the in between sounds on the TI/UK. The SM Fuzz does get a tiny bit more quieter than the TI/UK when rolling g-volume off. GENERAL: Overall the SM Fuzz has got more punch (especially with cords) and the notes are more pronounced than with the TI/UK. It's got more bite, character and soul than the TI/UK. The SM Fuzz also reacts to picking dynamics a lot better than the TI/UK and the TI/UK is already good in that matter. Somehow I feel "integrated" with the SM Fuzz when I play. That didn't really happen with the TI/UK. Sorry for the poor english in some (if not all ) sentences! Hope this helps! Please ask more if you have any questions. I try to answer them as good as I can.