I'm looking for something to replace my Russian big muff, I'm getting tired of the noise and how brittle it gets. A future investment once i get some money and replace my delay and pick up a Devi fuzz. I've always been a fan of the Rat, I tried one of the Vintage RI's Big Box ones in store a while ago and loved it. But i've heard the new rats live no where near up to the expectations of even the older small box rats. I'm not really a distortion whore, normally a clean player or light OD, so I don't want to be spending ridiculous amounts. Just something that will give me nice thick punchy rhthym tones and I can get a decent lead tone from. I've had a look around at Freakshow, CMATMODS, etc. while they look great, still a bit on the expensive side, something < £100, i'm wondering if there any clones still worldwide available that dont have the 3 way clipping stages? I'm only really after the classic LM308 circuit. I can't try these pedals out, there are no local shops that stock anything close. I'm debating just going for the BYOC kit, as i'm getting quite handy with the soldering iron, but the 6 different stages just wont get used. I can't really sit there a build a clone from scratch myself, I don't have the patience or knowledge to gather the parts myself. Didn't BYOC used to make a straight up 3 knob clone of the rat? If there isnt anything like that could you reccomend something close to what i'm asking? The Biyang/Moen pedals look decent for the money, i'm pretty sure anything would satisfy me more than the muff at the moment, but i can't find any reliable reviews on the distortions.