Not that I'm aware of?
Originally Posted by Greg McCoy
I havent tried the Carcosa, but after some cursory reading it might actually be right up my street for another kinda tone I'm trying to achieve... for certain riffs/songs I like doing what I call "high gain fuzz", where its still essentially the amps distorted tone, but I dust the front end with a fuzz that just kinda fucks the tone up a little bit to get it to sound more lo-fi and fat. Great for sabbathy single-note moments.
Problem is, with most fuzzes (especially big muffs) if you do that into a high gain amp you're met with a calamity of a tone. Even with really subtle settings. You can mitigate it by putting an EQ after the fuzz and sucking out a bunch of low end, or putting a tubescreamer before the fuzz to tighten it up. But ultimately I'd like a fuzz that has the ability to get more subtle, and preferably to have some EQ controls onboard. Particularly for the low end.
And yeh totally agree with your other point. People get really hung up about a pedals dedicated job. So what if something's advertised as a distortion? Just means it's got a different clipping type and has more gain on tap. Overdrives are still Distortions, they just dont have as much distortion