Funny how it all works out. For over a decade I used a single pedal, a Boss overdrive. When I had some gigs, I was frustrated because I could only set the pedal at one setting and I really wanted both a high and low gain option. So I bought a second pedal. But I found my clean tone with 2 pedals to be lacking. Then I discover loopers and built up a setup that could take everything out of the signal chain. I kept it simple, a fuzz, a boost and 2 overdrives. I thought I had it covered. Great tones and great flexibility. But then I bought an Ultimate Attenuator and have been using it for about 2 months now. And I find I never use any of my pedals except the fuzz for Neil Young stuff. Absolutely no need for an overdrive. The gain to volume ratio in this setup is so outstanding that it's all there with just the volume knob. I've been playing this way since I got the UA. It wasn't done on purpose. I just found that jam after jam I would look back and realize that I never once hit my BoR or BBB07. Just to show you how nuts it is, my UA is a 2 channel model with a footswitch so you can set two different gain/volume levels. I didn't even use that option this week. Guitar --> amp is all I use now. I used to run the plexi on about 2.5 - 3. Now I run it at 7.