I've been trying to find a way to go direct to the PA without having to go digital. I really like my currents pedals and tone so I didn't want to have to start over with a processor, I was just hoping to find a good analog setup that could take my pedals and get them to the PA while essentially keeping the tone intact. My current pedal board is: Barber Tone Press > MI Audio Crunchbox > Carl Martin AC-Tone > Seymour Duncan Deja Vu Delay > EH Holy Grail Reverb > Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter Tremolo > Korg Pitch Black Tuner I figured that since none of the drive pedals really have much for EQ adjustment, and since I play clean a lot as well, that I should try to get some kind of a pedal to use as a preamp. My amplifier for the last several years has been a Dr. Z Carmen Ghia. Obviously, there are no "Carmen Ghia in a box" pedals, however, the CG does have a sense of Voxiness to it so I figured the best way to go would be to get something more Vox oriented. I decided on the Tech21 Liverpool Character Pedal. It seems to be designed for almost exactly what I want. The next step was the get to the PA via some sort of direct box. I read up about the Carl Martin Rock Bug and heard some clips online; it seemed like the way to go. Both pedals arrived yesterday and I had a chance to hook them up through a PA. I honestly figured that it would sound just ok enough to make due but that I would probably be a bit frustrated by the lack of tone. I gotta say - not at all! I truly cannot believe how natural and legit everything sounded. I A/B'd back and forth with my amp and while everything wasn't identical, there was not any sort of big difference at all. I was able to achieve a wonderful clean tone and my pedal sounded and reacted just like they always have. Obviously, I haven't gigged everything yet and PAs can different from place to place but I'm extremely encouraged by what I've heard so far! And in truth, I probably don't even need the Tech21. It is nice to have in order to be able to shape the tone a little but honestly, I would probably be fine with just my usual pedals and the Rock Bug. Anyway, if any of you are looking at a similar option, I highly recommend checking out the Carl Martin Rock Bug.