The Tusk fuzz is capable of tones from mild, overdrive-like break up to a tight and cutting fuzz. Most fuzz pedals loose their definition when they get to the top of the dial, the Tusk stays crisp and cutting. It's more akin to a Rat type distortion than a fuzz face or big muff style fuzz pedal, yet it's thick and full. It fattens up single coils, adds more weight to humbuckers and, if your nice, it'll cook you breakfast too. Maybe not, but it still rips!