The other day I was at my local shop buying my long saved-for, much sweated-over dream bass (fireglo Rick), and on a whim I got them to throw in a Bass Big Muff for very little extra scratch. I'm new to fuzz, and I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I haven't figured out how to get a usable sound yet. I was hoping for, i dunno, some kind of grindy biting fuzz... but i haven't been able to get much more than a kind of oversaturated swampy fart sound. So perhaps this is the wrong pedal for me, or, and this a distinct possibility, perhaps i have no idea how to use it. Yes, yes, i did a search already, thanks. But here's what I'm wondering... is there any way to use this pedal and maintain some semblance of attack? I'm a pick guy, playing rounds on a Rick (and others basses but that's the main one now). Every time i click it on, no matter what tone or sustain setting i lose at least 90% of the attack. Might as well be using an ebow. Is there a trick to getting the knobs to work together? It seems like the tone knob at its higher settings cuts a significant amount of bass, which seems counterproductive. And i kept noticing weird volume drops... particularly in bass boost mode. Am i overloading the pedal somehow with too much input? And one last question... to use the dry setting, do you have to use both outputs? I switched over to DRY and couldn't get the knobs to make any change to the tone. Any and all help is appreciated, please forgive my ignorance, i'm more familiar with overdrive and chorus/flange/delay stuff. If anyone could help explain how the controls interact i'll forever be in your debt. (previous searches revealed some sample settings which i plan to try, but i'd like to better understand it as a whole). Thank ya kindly.