Photo of board at end of post. After many moons jamming and not being in bands, I find myself with a semi-regular gig in a standard 70s-90s rock / funk / blues cover band. We're talking Floyd / Hendrix, Neil Young, Born to be Wild, Play That Funky Music, the usual type of classics. I don't own an amp (and don't intend to buy one unless this becomes regular), so the plan is make a board that will do well with whatever I find at the venue (often a Hot Rod Deluxe). I haven't used many of these pedals for a long time, as at home I have the luxury of an Axe-Fx II. I will sometimes need cleanish tones, but I'll mostly be crunching to *really* crunching. I plan to set the amp clean and use the BD-2 for a touch of hair, the OCD to get (very) crunchy, and the RAT for borderline fuzz and heavy riffs / screaming leads. Also the BD-2 can provide a gain boost to the OCD or RAT, and the GE-7 a mid-boost to help solos sit where they should in the room. I'd love to get feedback from those who have experience with similar situations and experiences - how would you use the three dirt pedals in this context, and is there anything you would change? A short test using the AxeFx as a clean amp left me underwhelmed with the RAT - a pedal I have owned for a long time but never used much. I suspect that I really need to try the RAT through a real amp with the band playing next to me. Small club volumes, not stadiums... I am well aware that bedroom tones don't cut it live or in a mix, so I'd like to give it a chance, but I hope it won't give me headaches on the night. Having said that, if I can't make it work I can always turn up the drive on the OCD and / or boost the OCD with the BD-2. I have a Danelectro Daddy-O, Boss OD-3, and a DOD 250 on the shelf that I could swap in. I'm wondering if Daddy-O for RAT might make sense, as I expect it will be easier for me to find tones I like. Then again, if I never try the RAT in battle, I'll never give it a fair chance. I should state that my spare time is limited, I don't expect short-cuts, but endless tweaking isn't my idea of a good time. NB Many of the pedals have Allums mods. The CR-7 chorus is set to "vintage", the DL-8 delay to "analog", and the RV-8 reverb to "plate", they'll be used in moderation when at all. Chorus is mainly for Purple Rain, delay for adding depth to Floydy-stile solos, reverb in the event that the amp reverb is broken (happens a fair bit). Anyway, all comments welcome! Thanks in advance.