I tried a Timmy a while back and liked it. What I felt it excelled at was changing the tone of the pedals in front of it. It especially made my Rat brighter and more present in a good way. Although I certainly would consider a Timmy, I am wondering if anything else out there has the ability to really shape the tone of the pedals before it. I don't need the Timmy for anything but that, so that's why I am wondering if a boost with tone knobs would do it too?