Friends, when I run sound for my band I go direct as it saves time, less to carry, mic, level sets, etc. Y'all know this already so I'll stop I dropped my Tech21 Cali and it went across the ceramic floor, bounced a few times and as a result, I assume, stopped working. So I went for my back-up Tech 21 Blonde and it was harsh and distorted, not good at all. Difference was the the Cali was mod'd by Putnam so it had the DI/XLR and when I tested the Blonde, I used the direct out as I was rushing and didn't want to dig around for it. Mixer is on 2 cases and DI is at the bottom. Then finally went for my XT Bean and it worked flawlessly. Absolutely perfect. So my question - are these pedals always so sensitive and prone to failure?