The never ending search for tonal bliss continues. I'm looking for something that works well for slide. What I've been using is a modified Boss SD-1 and a compressor in front of that. The SD-1 has ge diode and a fat boost. It's ok, but I keep thinking there's something better. Most of us here have heard/seen the Greg Germino clips where he's playing the Gold Top straight into one of his amps. Even though I know you can't cop that tone with a pedal, I'd like to find something that's open and airy like that... Something that sustains nicely, and isn't too buzzy, but has a nice top end. Some pedals I've tried Keeley Blues Driver... Not full enough, too much highend when you turn up the gain. Analongman DS-1... too buzzy/fizzy sounding, not natural sounding Barber Direct Drive... Too compressed, too smooth and pretty, too many mids Digitech Bad Monkey... Too closed in, too smooth, not enough sustain. If I had to put my finger on the problem with all of these, it's that they're not open enough... too synthetic. I'd sure appreciate your thoughts. I'd love to be able to just crank up the old Marshall and let 'er rip, but the reality of it is, the band does too wide of variety to use that amp all the time. I gotta have something with a wider variety of tones available throughout the night.