Was at my local music shop w/ my folks (mum was picking up a b-day present for me, and my dad was picking up a pick guard for when he does that flamenco guitar top tapping) and I saw the English Muff'n. I had $$$$ and couldn't resist and I also figured that I might as well pick up a compressor as well (Punch Factory). When I got home I decided to try out the compressor first, using it to equalize the volume dif between the two ends of my wah. All in all I was and am still very impressed. It does what I want it to do and and more. My tone doesn't seem to be affected, which is a good thing as I already solve the "lack of beef" problem, the booklet said it was transparent, and it doesn't lie and it adds some "girth" and volume to the higher strings that was lost no matter what position the wah was in. The wah caused an "EQ split" (because of the positions of the filters) that even cranking the bass on the amp didn't solve. Using Jumping Guys I rate the PF 5/5: Then I tried the English Muff'n, which I bought because of typhlon's reveiw and samples..... It didn't quite work out the way I had hoped but I almost knew that would happen because of the radical EQing that goes on in that rig. Now, back when I decided to mini-rig it with only a tuner and noise suppressor I really liked the sound I got from just the bass (w/ tone rolled off) and the treble rolled off on the amp, bass and mids flat. It was a really thick sound, and I thought at the time that if that tone got slightly broken up it would be killer So, I took the EM and ran a rig like so: Bass -> English Muff'n -> amp I decided that because I only used my neck P-style pickup with the tone knob rolled off, that the residual line/ground noise was at an acceptable level. I set the EQ flat, the gain as low as possible, and then tweeked the master level control so there was no change in volume. Because of the tubes it acctually thicked up my sound a little . Then I did the next logical step and CRANKED THE MOTHER****ING GAIN TO MAX (sorry...), set the level for unity, and played . Damn it sounded good . I just can't get over the smoooooooth drive sound. In the end I had the EQ as: Treble = Cut Completely, Mid = Cut a Little, and Bass = Boosted a Little. This was because 1) it sounded too "scratchy" with treble, 2) it was a little midrange biased, and 3) If any bass was "lost" just a little boost brought it back This thing even makes the low B sound ****ing awesome. Oh, and I really don't need a compressor for this 2nd rig as all the notes rig out equally loud and beefy. The advantage of not having really weird EQing Again, In Jump Guys, The English Muff'n Gets 5/5: And has now become my "mini-rig"