Well, I never thought this would happen...but I am considering replacing my CC2 with individual effects. The reasons are several. Firstly, I am "re-thinking" my whole board. Not as in a drastic paring-down approach or anything, but more of a new layout. Most of my pedals are definite stayers. Secondly, I have a hunch I'd be slightly happier with single effects that run on DC, not AC (bye-bye wallwart and the slight hum that those things often introduce). Thirdly, I never use the Fuzzfoot section. I have a hot silicon fuzzcard in it, but I don't know...it sounds very, very good, but not *great*, IMHO. I think maybe it boils down to it not running on batteries. In my setup, I try to buffer as soon as possible in the chain with a VHT Valvulator to keep the signal as pure as possible. That's more difficult with the Fuzzfoot as it needs to see a high impedance output pedal in front of it (i.e. not a buffered one like a Boss or the Valvulator). So that means the CC2 has to go up front, before the VHT...which it can't do because it's fairly big and bulky (not much more so than three individual pedals though). I know you can patch the effects in any which order, but on my board(s) it is not practically possible to patch only the fuzz first. So my approach was to put the VHT in a bypass lopp at the front and switch it out whenever I wanted to use the Fuzzfoot. However, for some reason that introduces a very slight high-pitched noise which is greatly amplified by the fuzz...sigh... Soooo...I am thinking: I hardly ever use the Fuzzfoot, and I think a silicon fuzzface can probably sound even better than the Fuzzfoot(by way of a battery). Maybe I should replace the Provibe and Octave with stand-alone pedals? That would make things more flexible as far as where to place the pedals in the chain, and also free up a little bit of space for something else. As for the Uni-vibe feature, I love the sound of the Provibe. Previously I've used a Dunlop (yuck...decent sound on its own, but it's *not* a Uni-vibe sound) and a Microvibe (closer, but still no cigar...cigarillo maybe). So my references aren't that many and that great. If there's one slight thing I *might* miss in the Foxrox Provibe, it is that it sounds maybe a *slight* bit "hi-fi". I am somehow thinking it should be slightly grungier, warblier....but it could be just my ears, my playing or other gear/setup. If I were to replace it, a Sweet Sound Mojo Vibe is probably the one I'd first look at. Anynone with experience with both who would like to compare? The Octave in the CC2 sounds great to me, but again...*maybe* a battery-powered one would have the edge? This was my first classic Octavia-style pedal. I have been looking at the Chicago Iron Octavian. Anyone compare the two? On the other hand, if I keep the CC2 (and get rid of the bypass loop for the VHT), I will lose the high-pitched noise (which for some reason stems from the bypass loop), but will render the Fuzzfoot unusable unless I plug directly into that. Which isn't much of an issue since I hardly ever use it anyway... So it boils down to this; do you think the alternatives to the Provibe and Octave in the CC2 are noticeably better (not just the ones I mentioned, although I will be looking at those first)? Is it worth the effort to replace them, or am I just going through classic GAS blues?