I recently purchased a newer make of the Boss TR-2 & enjoy it very much. But I have a problem with it's placement on my board. Here was my previous setup before the trem; Pitchblack > Diamond J-Drive > BOR > DD-5 > EB VP > Nova Delay > RV-5 I know it seems a little weird to have the DD-5 right before the VP but the buffer really fixes up what the 250k VP does to my tone. I can say that I'm really happy with my tone in this arrangement. So this is the hard part, I tried placing the TR-2 after the BOR & before DD-5... Totally changed my bypass signal for the worse. A bite off the highs & lows, loss of presence & volume. Did an A/B with & without the TR-2 there in the chain & the difference was night & day. I have not tried to place it anywhere further down the chain assuming all the rest are buffered. So next I tried the TR-2 first in the chain. No loss of tone with a perceived bump in volume but the dynamics were all gone... No matter how hard or soft I pick it sounds rather flat. I also noticed that the BOR fizzed out a little with a buffer up front even on a low gain setting. I am aware of the buffer first & last in the chain theory & I've tried a few options but a buffer first in line never sounded natural enough for me. Do you guys think I already have too many buffers anyway?