Shoe Pedals is a one man company based in Brooklyn. He makes all sorts of great fuzz pedals. This one is great. It's got a nice psychedelic vibe to it. You can get a really wild octave up sound when you play past the twelfth fret. I like having a fuzz just to add a different flavor to my tone. Sustains nicely in a way that my overdrive pedal can't. It can get pretty loud too. Definitely not a necessity, but a fun pedal to have.