I have no plans on boosting these pedals, so that’s not a big deal to me. What are your general thoughts on the Throat Locust besides noise level? I have a few HM-2s, so I’m really looking for something that keeps that tone, but is still a little flexible. I know I can get an HM-300 stupid cheap, and one of my buddies has one, but I still think I can get somewhere with another pedal. Here are all the HM-2s I’ve either owned or tried: MIT x2 Metal Master x2 (favorite on bass!) BYOC Swede Super American Metal x2 LWA Left Hand Wrath (not worth it IMO, sold it) HM-300 Fab Tone (heard that was a clone, but not sure) Of those, the MITs are my favorites, with the Super American Metals and BYOC close behind. However, for bass, the Metal Master just sounds meatier, maybe more low mids or something. I don’t really find a blend necessary, and all of my Earthbound Pedals have been the exact tweaks I needed on the circuits I like, so I was just hoping the Throat Locust was more of the same. If it comes down to it, I will buy gates for them, I’d just prefer not to, of course. Thanks for the response!