Okay, this won't be the most popular thread I ever started. Let me start by saying, I like botique pedals. I know many of us do. We guitarists like to have "our own" (even if in reality, everyone has the same pedal) sound. There are certainly SOME mods that are great, but we gotta admit as a group, some of us got then hung up on modding. How many times have you heard a guy just go on and on about how great his pedal sounds...how it is THE pedal, he just wishes he'd discovered it (we like to think we are "discoverers" also) earlier, and it sounds just PERFECT...any by the way, has anyone tried another chip in it? How does it sound then? Heh..that's a sickness kiddies. Not necessarily bad. I definitely have bought some butique pedals that beat everything that I had tried before or since...Mojovibe is one, MI Audio Blues Pro another, also Picture Wah...one last, the Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde, silver version. Those are all fantastic, but I have bought WAY MORE butique pedals, and when I honestly evaluate them...against mass produced, to be honest a lot of times it's the idea of butique, of some guy in a garage, the idea that I have a pedal that is "special" (though I'm beginning to wonder how many BP's are out there). Case in point. I was looking recently for an inexpensive delay and had been thinking of just picking up a Digitech Digidelay. I went in (they were sold out, some problem with distribution, but they had one of those multi-pedal displays with one on it among other X-series pedals). So I tried it...I spent a good deal of time with it. Since the other pedals were right there and I was in an amp room, I took some time and tried out some others at a good healthy level. I tried one called the "Tone Driver Overdrive" and...to be honest, it blew me away. Folk talk about an SRV sound, this thing has it. It was really flexible. Some of these pedals you have to try out for a while before you know how they are..and this was just in a store but my god this thing sounded as good as anything I have...honest. The delay was as good as the one in my H20, and frankly had a LOT more options, and sounded great. I think we like ignoring the mass producers, and I think we are missing out..I mean, how much easier and cheaper if they have pedals that sound as good? Some guy just starting out, if he reads here, will get the impression that all mass produced are just junk, and to get a good one you have to go butique... Just some points, I also find Marshall pedals to be great. I am not crazy about most Boss pedals, though there are exceptions. (I got a bias too).