Inspired by Jimi's sought-after tone, the Manic is a vintage Fuzz Face, but in an intuitive, very easy-to-use package. Many guitarists purchase a fuzz pedal and plug it into a clean amp only to realize that it sounds terrible. The trick is that a vintage fuzz needs to be placed into a preamp which is already at the edge of saturation. Then the guitarist lowers his guitar's volume knob to get the perfect sound and fuzz feel. The Manic by Foxgear allows you place your fuzz into your pedalboard then directly into a clean amp, yet still reaching the best, touch responsive, organic, dynamic, fuzzy sound you have ever heard.