It's been kinda weird lately; I hardly reach for fx pedals anymore. I have about 40 killer ODs, fuzzes, delays, flangers, etc, but all I've been touching lately is a germanium booster and a tremolo if anything at all. My two amps can both be set to give their individual range of cleans to edge to saturation just with the guitar volume and maybe a booster. For example, I have the currently scarce but fantastic Diamond Cornerstone going unused. It's a killer crunchy OD with excellent feel, dynamics, and voicing, but I can get the same thing out of my Mercury When I've reached for the pedalboard (thinking I may find new inspiration), I have just been distracted from working to play with a new sound for a few minutes then move on. I usually just settle into familiar patterns. Going into the amps straight or close to it has corresponded with a burst of songwriting as of late. I'm thinking it's a phase and should just relax and let me pedal collection sit for while in case I do come back to finding creative inspiration from them, but sometimes I wonder if my musical life is moving away for using FX at all. Has anyone else gotten bogged down by too much gear? If you've purged, have you regretted it and re-stocked?