Just rec'd a ue405 rack unit (via ebay) and I'd absolutely forgotten how beautiful and clear the effects are. It sounds better, honestly, than the individual pedals (well, I don't have a cp-9 running or the parametric eq, but the delay and the chorus are as good as the 9 and 808 series). I still have the ue400 (great, great, esp. the phaser and od) and this is my third ue405 (and the first with the x0x switches. One old one was wonky, one was kinda sketchy so I got an ad202, whose delay I liked less than the one in the ue405). Because the ue series racks can be had for practically nothing (well, about $100-200 for four vintage analog effects), it brings up the debate between rack stuff and pedals. I tend to think of pedals as modular solutions for getting sounds, which means things can be mixed and matched to taste, while racks (and I have very little experience here: the ibanez ones and a boss gp8, briefly) get overlooked/undervalued. Or to put it another way: it's cool to be the "pedal guy" (in every sense: looks cool, feels cool, sounds cool) while the "rack guy" might still be trying to come to terms with having been on a major label in the 80s and now working at State Farm or the DMV. My point is that it seems like old analog (and early digital) rack stuff seems to be overlooked, since everyone is in pedal acquisition mode. Meanwhile, I'll be putting the ue400, ue405, yamaha reverb rack back together, at least for now.