By "reg'lar Joe" I only mean that I don't have a history of being a "tone freak" and I tend to roll my eyes at people who describe in great detail the vast differences between two different brands of cables... However I do have an open mind, and my hearing is good, and I've been starting to think (possibly just my imagination) that my bypassed pedals were affecting my tone, so I got a Keeley TB loop and tested some of my pedals bypassed against the Keeley's true bypass. Here are the test subjects: EHX Micro POG (supposedly true bypass but just wanted to test) Boss TU-2 tuner Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive Boss BD-2 Blues Driver (Keeley phat mod) Boss CH-1 Super Chorus Digitech Digidelay Danelectro Tuna Melt tremolo Now there's some conventional wisdom (at least from what I've read on this board) about some of these pedals sucking tone and I didn't want that to affect my judgment so I was careful to do the tests as blind as I could, closing my eyes and stomping on the loop until I didn't know when it was bypassed or not. Before I reveal the results, anyone care to have a guess as to what ended up on this greenhorn's NAUGHTY list, and what on my NICE list? Just to be clear, I'm talking about any noticeable tone change at all.