My first and foremost goal is to preserve that classic tone of a les Paul into a Marshall. I've always been a JCM800 (of similar) type but my recent endeavor into praise and worship music has caused me to need a little more versatility. Thanks to some recommendations from some of you I will be picking up a Dsl50 next week. This brings me to effects, I've never had an amp with an effects loop before. My current board is TU-2 > Guyatone ST-2 comp/sustain > Route 808 > DD-3. However getting into the P&W thing I will need a volume, tap tempo delay, reverb, and I'd like to get an EQ or two for the loop. Now I got to thinking for roughly the same money to buy those new pedals I could probably get into a Boss GT10 multi unit. Now I would generally say that a simple boutique pedal board would be much better than a GT10, however I'm not going to buy boutique pedals. What I'm most worried about though is tone suck from the GT10 hooked up with 4cm (is that warranted?). What would be better a board with mediocre pedals (some out front and some in loop) or the GT10 in order to preserve my original tone? I guess a third option would be a smaller multi unit like a zoom G3 w/ expression pedal out front and then another like a tc nova system in the loop. Like I said preservation of my original tone is most important, it doesn't matter which route I go. All I need is tuner, volume, OD, Comp/sustain, delay, reverb and EQ. Maybe in that case a mfx unit is overkill. Thanks for bearing with me, I'm curious as to your guys thoughts.