Thus I need to probably acquire some sort of power source, patch cables and perhaps a board. I'm going to end up with about 6 or 7 pedals that need powered up. Obviously it's getting old messing with batteries and having to unplug stuff all the time when I'm not using so I'm ready to switch over to some sort of power supply. It looks like Voodoo Lab makes some good stuff? What should I look for in a power supply? I need to start making up my own patch cables. Any good recommendations? It looks like a lot of people probably buy kits and make them up to the lengths that they desire? Obviously I'd like some good quality but don't wish to pay extra for hype. Lastly, I'm going to need something to house/contain all this stuff. I'm sure there's no big secrets here and I can probably figure this stuff out on my own as far as pedal boards go. Do pedal boards actually house the power supply unit as well as the pedals? Sorry for the noob questions but I've got to start somewhere and I really don't have any guitar buddies to show me the ropes. Obviously as you can tell I'm not in a band but I love pedals and do go over to my BIL's house from time to time with my stuff (he can play drums). One last question, I've got a Boss RC-3 and I really like it and use it a lot. My amp is a Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue (which has an FX loop). Should I just cut out the FX loop all together and just run everything before the amp (I'm assuming it makes the most sense to make the looper last in the chain)? Would it make any sense to have the looper in the FX loop?