My band and I decided to go hit the music stores, looking prices on a set of DW 9000 pedals and hi-hat stand for my drummer. So, our next stop is Guitar Center. Don't get me wrong- I've bought from GC before. Honestly,when I go most of the time I am in predatory mode. I can't help myself. I got a new MXR M-80 Bass DI+ for $85.00, new using these tactics. So, I usually make it over to a wall display that they put most of their used effects in, but it was no longer there. I look around, and locate it it hanging off a support pillar. Someone sold their pedal collection, and it was big time. There was an Original Dallas Arbitar Fuzz Face (that a BIG money pedal), several script MXR pedals An original Memory Man, and... A Green Sovtek Big Muff Pi. I asked the sales guy to remove it from the case. I said I wanted to check it for authenticity, so I took it apart right there on the counter, and checked the EIA Codes (hmm...it appears Russian Pots don't follow the EIA code standards, and now I know why there is no definitive date for these!!!). While doing so, the fellow commented that "It was a cool 70's muff". No, it isn't, I said. As you may know, I started a thread dedicated to these Muffs in an effort to get to the truth of some facts and to have a place where all the Muff info is centralized. I used this information, and gave the sales guy a history lesson about EHX and Sovtek. Yep...karma. Anyways, I walked out with it for $90.00. No box, but it is in fair condition. It is a steel chasis/2nd logo version. It has a bit of missing paint, but it appear these are scratches. It works fine- very nice sounding fuzz! I was going to get a Keely Modded Rat, but I don't think I will now! Now, all I have to do is decide if I'm going to have it modded. TEXC! This needs a home on that pedal board bro!!! I have a special order 5 Loooper with this pedal in mind- the first chanel will have a blend pot so that I can blend a dry signal in with the Muff, if I want to.