Over the past few days, and for the first time in a very long time, I brought home some mass market effects, the Boss RT20, and both the Zakk Wilde wah and the 535Q wah (the 535 may have had a defective switch). I like these products a lot. I hope I'm not a gear snob, but I have generally disliked mass market FX products since I discovered how much better stuff coming out of the low-volume shops sounded years ago. I've turned up my nose at anything you can get in the accessories department at GC. I dunno, maybe the big boys are starting to hear footsteps, but I think these recent products show that at least two of them are listening. The Dunlop wahs I took home had Fasel inductors (could it be that someone played them a Fulltone or a Teese? ), and the Boss piece is very nice in its own right. Then again, maybe just about anything sounds good through my TR. Wait...maybe I am just going to stop cork-sniffing! Maybe I should discover the kinds of products that show up at stores and stages all over the world! Maybe I should save coin on FX, and take a serious listen to ordinary stuff! Maybe I should cut the soles off my shoes, climb a tree, and learn to play the flute! Naaaah.