Alright I have been on a search for the ultimate overdrive / distortion pedal for the past two months. Dilligently searching the internet, adds, whatever to aquire the best sounding distortion for bass. quite frankly I joined TB to get information on Overdrive pedals, but now I've realized the treasure of information you guy's / gal's can offer. now It's my time to give somthing back. In my search for the utimate overdrive I have bought three pedals and returned two to leave me with one winner of the three...... The Budda Phat bass, won the respect to be on my effects board along with my newly aquired TC Electronic SCF. I have catagorized my band as the juke box band because there is such a mixture of differn't tastes within it's members. I mean we play anything from soul, funk, blues, vintage rock and heavy mosh pit metal. so I wanted a reliable, flexable, and hum free (as distortion goes) overdrive. I tried and returned the Ibanez PD7 (terrible tone and hisses worse than a pissed off cat) and the Fulltone Bassdrive which can only play that arrowsmith type distortion. ie: usefull but also a relic that wont be used often. (not for my material anyway) The budda phat bass has awsome overdriven tube amp tone, to all out God smack type distortion (minus the 800 dollar SWR Interstellar preamp) The thing never trashes your already strived for tone, at any setting. I was supposed to wait to tell you all untill I had practice with my band mates but, the thing is so awsome I couldn't wait. best of all it's hand made and built like a tank. In my opinion you CAN'T go wrong with this one. thanks for all your posts, I know there's a ton of distortion posts, belive me I went through all of em, but it was worth the wait and headaches.