My new Hellephant arrived today from Matt and I anxiously plugged it in for a test run. I really wasn't sure what to expect because when I usually get a new pedal from Matt it is some kind of muff. Well, this one seemed similar to a fuzz face using two silicon transistors. I've had several different silicon fuzz faces so I had an idea of what to expect. I pugged it in using my Grosh NOS Retro and VSA 15, set the knobs to where I usually set my fuzz faces, and turned it on. Woah, it's loud! Warning, careful with the volume knob... Anyways, I adjusted the volume and started playing. WHAT AN AWESOME SOUNDING FUZZ! It easily does a great soaring lead tone, has plenty of sustain, and seems like it would cut in the mix pretty well (still need to test the third one more). Next I decided to test the cleanup. This is where I usually get turned off by these types of fuzz. I know silicon won't clean up as well as germanium, but I'm not going for that. I want a very usable OD tone that doesn't come out to harsh or that I have to constantly mess with my tone knob on my guitar. This excels at this very well. VERY WELL! I turned my volume knob (guitar) down to about 5 and was blown away. No extra tweeting was required. Just a very awesome OD by the turn of a knob. Want to go back into fuzz territory? Just turn the volume knob back up! I have to say this fuzz exceeded my expectations in every possible way. Even the price was right. Do yourself a favor and give one a try. I'm off from work for a while so I plan on trying to put some clips together if I figure everything out. Below are the settings I'm currently using.