I've got a spending problem. That said... I got my Prescription Electronics Depth Charge from UPS last night and I figured I would post my initial impressions. When I took it out of the box the first thing I noticed is that it didn't LOOK much like any of the photos I had seen of it previously. I was expecting an orange box like this: Instead I got a "stone" box: It had a green on/off LED which I wasn't expecting either which is a nice addition, not that you would forget your fuzz box is on, it just makes the world easier. The box is solid, and a little smaller than I was expecting. I undid the four screws on the back to get a look at the internal construction/layout. Despite the sharp exterior the internal bits are definitely walking down a more homemade looking path. The board itself wasn't mounted to the bottom on risers or anything but was actually glued to the edges of the input jacks/pots and switch to hold it in place. While this seems to work pretty well at creating a stable platform I worry about what it means if the pedal needs service (or god forbid a mod) and creates a pretty haphazard look. The picture below gives a good sense of the impression I got when I first looked in... notice the big glue splotches. A strand of glue was actually attached between the switch and the back cover which freaked me out as it stretched like bubblegum when I first took the cover off. Even some of the soldiering looks a little sketchy to me (not an expert though). I guess I expected more from a $200+ boutique box. The only other pedal in it's price range I've looked inside is an Analogman mini-bicomp and it's construction is absolutely top notch. On to the meat of the matter; what it sounds like. The feel of "new" isn't off it yet so take my positives with a grain of salt. The knobs are volume, blend, gain, and tone. Gain and Tone have the biggest impact on the Fuzz produced by the box. Gain seems to effect the intensity of the most, and tone is well... tone. Turned all the way to the left it provides a more unified thick sound, and to the right you get a more middy cutting edge. The blend knob isn't a straight 100% clean to 100% Fuzz. It feels more like the left setting is 75% clean, 25% fuzz with the dimed setting the opposite. I love this knob. The volume knob is nice to have allowing you peak out the gain (more fuzz) and still control the overall output. The sound itself is rich and thick in almost every setting which is clearly the work of the blend knob. There is a little bit of a octave up in the sound that you can hear more clearly as you add fuzz to the blend, and turn the tone knob to the right but it is never overwhelming the sound, just adding a little depth. I felt dirty and a little guilty while playing it, which is just what I was hoping for from a fuzz box. The keyboard player kept looking at me funny Link to all the pictures I took I really like the sound, but am a little torn about if is worth the money based on my build quality concerns. Probably would have been much happier if I never looked inside, but I've been reading electronics books and learning schematics in preparation for some building of my own and wanted to know.