This is my take on the Katanasound SUPER BASS FUZZ This is a pedal that I thought a long time before getting and took a lot of e-mail and phone tag to get. I the end I got it from the Us distributer which their site is listed wrong on the Home page of Katanasound, but a bit back tracking I found them. Which is a good thing because the price was over $100 lower then what all the Japanese web stores had it listed for. I found out about this pedal by digging through Discofeq's and forgot about it in till grygrx brought it up in a thread. I have been going through a lot of fuzzes of late even building a few clones along the way[Bigmuffs and Shin Ei Companion Fuzz], this pedal sounded too good to be true for what I wanted, but the price put me off for months...... Then I got my tax return! So................ This is a very nice Fuzz pedal, it works with active and passive bass just fine, and has a Supper wide range of sounds. The octave is switchable so you can get both the grey and the orange'n blue supperfuzz sounds. About the "bend" There is no blend control, there are two volume controls: Dry and effected and you can use it as a clean boost if you turn the effected volume down and the dry up The tone control is conventional, it rolls off highs. Sound wise: This is THE fuzz sound for me in terms of a all around fuzz, there are other fuzzes that I dig more but they all have too many quirks for a general use fuzz, where if I all I could take was one FX box..... As to saying it is a good sound or a bad sound is irrelevant because we all have a different sound we need. I will say it sounds better then any of the fuzzes based on the same pedal as this one is that I have tried. Build: It is a tank! No shake rattle, heavy box, good knobs, and switches; One of the first things I noticed when pulling it out of the box was the nuts on the foot switches are the old knurled type like on old MXY and EHX boxes, sweat! The down sides: The only issues I can find are that when the octave is engaged the fuzz volume goes down a little. Also When the octave is engaged it acts like a whole different animal so you might end up having to reset everything. Also there is not a lot of extra output on tap like a muff, it will get loud but not bigmuff loud. And here is my clip! The clip is a Pbass w flats through a Mesa 400+ into a Sunn 1X15 cap with a celestion BN15-400X in it, one side it it the mic the other is the mesa's direct out. Please excuse the timing, I was adusting knobs while playing. Oh and pictures as well.