You see, the vintage Rat pedal that I used for so many years has pretty much crapped out on me. It loses volume regularly. Plus, it has a sound that's sort of like a Les Paul into a cranked up Marshall stack no matter what you put into it, and who wants that?
This thing does all kinds of unpredictable noises and has great thick slabs of fuzz for ages. I can't wait to unleash it when we play with Blast and the Detergents on November 9!