OK, FIRST AND FOREMOST - I do NOT make any money from this and I am in no way affiliated with this company other than the fact that my brother is involved (he and his partner are the company). My brother does not send me any type of "kick-back" or anything! Actually, my brother and I hardly talk to each other, but I still want to see him do well and this pedal smokes everything I have ever played. I am just sharing an experience that I think alot of people will dig. OK, so my brother and his friend started a pedal company recently (it's called Jetter Gear) and the first pedal they are putting out is an overdrive (it's called the Gain Stage). His friend designed it and it has a completely different circuit than the typical tube-screamer clone (which, basically every overdrive pedal is). They built it for guitar, but I had a chance to play it with a bass and all I can say is WOW! This is not a fuzz but an OD...I A/B'ed it with my Fulltone Bassdrive (which I love, BTW) and here is what I can say- 1) when the effect is on, the Gain Stage retaines the tone of your instrument much better than the Bassdrive did. 2) the gain stage has much more flexability - you can switch between hard and soft clipping, and it can go from a volume boost (very little OD) to just about a Fuzz level of OD. 3) with the OD on, you still get a tight bottom. By comparison, my Bassdrive will sound flubby at times...so low register runs are kind of farty. the Gain Stage was tight and articulate. the link to their website: http://www.jettergear.com/ I don't think that they are available just yet (I don't have one...and, YES I have to buy my own).