I've been trying for about 2 years to let go of my Ernie Ball volume pedal. 1) It takes up a lot of room, 2) my guitar has a volume knob, 3) the strings break, and 4) it would be nice to move to a smaller board. But I seem to use it all the time! For thing one, it's modded by JHS with their buffer - the only buffered pedal on my board. Also, it's great for ambient swells, for "muting" my guitar, for coming gracefully into the chorus, etc. Why is this so hard to ditch?