I've done hours of reading, and I think I need to make sure for myself. Ideal sound: I love what a Frantone Lo Tone sounds with a passive bass problem is my only bass is an active with humbuckers, a Pedulla Thunderbass T5, (i looooove this thing btw) I'm pretty sure I'll have to check out a Brown Dog by Chunk System,s because theyr sound samples sound like they get very close, and that gating system is something i really like., but they're so hard to come by (any suggestions for NYC?) I'm definitely not looking for that edgy fuzz, like a muff, but that nice fuzz that yo ucan crank up in volume and not hurt any ears, like a Lo-Tone. That synthy fuzz, without the envelope filter. Maybe there are synth pedals that you can turn the filter off on? I sold all my pedals, and am only left with a Fulltone Bassdrive, and yeah, I can do the poor man's fuzz by diming the drive, but I'd like to see if there is anything out there that won't break the bank from your experiences. I also tried to just go with a Boss ME-50B because it could be very useful, but the fuzz on it was muff-y as well. (for ex, the tightass and bodyheat samples on the chunk website sound pretty good to me) There seem to be a lot of fuzz pedals that only work with passive basses, like the Wooly Mammoth and Lo-Tone, but haven't found any pedal that has consistent reviews with active basses enough for me to buy sight unseen. Any takers? Thanks in advance, and I'm open to just reading old threads that might be helpful too.