Hey dudes. So I just got an Iron Ether Oxide fuzz pedal... I finally had a chance to plug it in today, and I'm finding this thing is super hot. I'm playing an active Ibanez Soundgear bass, and my pedal chain right now goes Tuner -> Octave -> Overdrive -> Oxide Fuzz -> VT Bass (used as pre). When the Oxide is turned on the volume of the signal seems to double or triple, because I cant even run it into my VT, it got WAAAY too loud. I generally pump a weak signal into effects and pre-amp it with the VT, but this thing pre-amps itself. Even with the VT off though, the pure volume coming from the Oxide swamps any clean or slightly dirty tone options in my pedal chain... does not make for an easily fuzzible solution to kick on during a gig at this point. I'm thinking at this point to try bringing down the volume on my amp, and bringing up the volume on the VT bass, so at least when either VT or Oxide are on, volume will be around unity. I know that at one point I'm going to kick on the Oxide while the VT is still on and fart a loud soundclip to my band or audience or whoever is unlucky enough to be present. Other than the volume jump, the thing sounds sexy. Kicking on the Octave before gated fuzz in the Oxide is synthy and thick as you could ever imagine, and the Brassmastery tones on the other side are just the ticket for thickening up songs like Mississippi Queen and Heartbreaker, if I could only figure out this volume issue in my signal chain. Ideally I wish I could leave the VT on at the end. Maybe theres an internal master volume pot or something? Maybe its an inherent characteristic of gnarly fuzz pedals?