Yes, too many times. The problem I have is that, on more than one occasion, I buy something again because I remember liking it, and then it turns out to be my favorite in that pedal category and justifies me doing the same thing again. As has been said, our ears change, amps change, guitars change, musical context changes, etc. This is also the reason I keep trying out new pedals that come out. Sometimes, I find something that dethrones my favorite and justifies the ongoing, obsessive search one more time.
This happens a lot with guitarists and gear heads in general because a lot of us suffer, at least for a time, from an odd disorder that makes us believe (sometimes erroneously) that there’s always something better out there.
Forever ago I bought the Strymon Mobius, and didnt like it's sound. Was to digital for me, so I sold it.
Later on I was looking at my board that had a Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo all individually and thought why not get one pedal to do this all? Rebought the Mobius, and then sold it again. Just didnt work for me.
Also, bought the Empress Buffer+ and then upgraded to the Buffer+ Stereo as I loved it so much.
Sold the Buffer+ Mono, then later on needed to build a bass board so had to buy the Buffer+ again.
(I really recommend this pedal)
Strymon El Capistan. 1st time I sold it as I favoured the Supa Puss. 2nd time sold it as I favoured the Empress Tape Delay. 3rd time I sold it when the Belle Epoch Deluxe came out.
Thinking of buying it again to shoot out against the RE-202... why am I doing this?
Diamond Compressor, Diamond Memory Lane JR, Custom Shop 74' Phase 90, Snow White Auto Wah Hand Wired, SDD-3KP, Neunaber Wet (Various versions), Lovepedal Fuse, and I have a feeling eventually the DC-2w, silly for returning that. I've had my rounds and keep coming back to what I like.