.....that you just needed a better amp with a good drive channel? I have spent the last couple years buying/selling/trading some really nice boutique od/dist pedals. I have been able to get some pretty good sounds, especially stacking some of them, but never quite achieve that natural drive sound that you can get from a good amp. I'm starting to think that I should buy a better amp & then I probably wouldn't need more than 3 or 4 pedals on my board (tuner, volume, 1 boost/od, delay). Thoughts? Anyone had a similar journey? If so, what amp did you end up buying?