I have a Rivera Chubster 55. I really do dig the drive channels, but I keep thinking about going exclusively to drive pedals. For several reasons: 1) I love having multiple flavors of drive. I have found that I am more prolific of a writer when using certain pedals over the drive channel. I find a setting or a color I like and run with it. I also like the variety of tones. We are a one guitar band and it adds quite a bit to our sound. 2) I find myself using my drive pedals more and more with the originals we write (maybe 1a) 3) I feel like I get a more consistent tone out of my amp this way, and it feels a little more powerful, but not as natural. 4) I feel like I get a bit better recorded sound with the pedals 5) I feel like I don't have to push my amp as hard with pedals as I do with the drive channel to get the tubes cooking to where I want the tone. 6) I've acquired so many great drive pedals and want to give them a good home. Anyone else been in this position before?