So the tax man exacted his due this year, and I've just gone from 23 pedals to five survivors: Zoom MS-100BT, JHS-modded Bad Monkey, Weehbo JVM Drive, Lotus Yellow Delay and a Zoom G3. Even sold my two boards and both power supplies and went back to a lowly five-plug One Spot on a homemade board. Played some tonight, and frankly I'm just as happy with my tone now as when I had 12 or 13 pedals on my PT-1. Do I miss some of the cooler ones? Sure. But it's as much about missing the idea of a cool pedal than really missing very much tonally. The Zooms handle so much; and their delays, choruses, mods and other stuff are close enough to what I had before that I still sound like me, and sound like what I want to sound like. Perhaps having just five pedals in the chain has cleared things up too as far as tone suck was concerned. And the One Spot? Well, it's about as quiet as the Pedal Power/BBE Supacharger I had were. Anyway, after playing tonight, I was strangely happy. My rig still sounds great. It's just smaller, lighter, cheaper and more humble. (Now if only I could figure out how to do that to myself in a more general sense ...) Am I saying I'm never going to buy more pedals again? Nah. But for now, the pain of the tax man's vengeance notwithstanding, it's actually OK. Definitely a clarifying experience. Thanks for listening. And thanks to the many of you who helped me out with my epic sale 18 pedals and other stuff too. You guys are awesome ... especially one TPGer in particular who's become a friend here and actually just spontaneously sent me two pedals to help me out. I don't want to out him because I don't want to embarrass him in any way, but man, what an awesome thing. Forums can have their crappy moments. But to have someone come through like that when the chips are down is seriously terrific, an expression of generosity I'll look to "pay forward" at a bit better time for me. You know who you are, my good man, so thank you!