So, I want to use a hardware OD pedal with my Atomic Amplifire. Alongside outboard delay and mod pedals. I like ‘the Tube Screamer’ thing and that might be the type of pedal I go for first, but... I’m intrigued by variants of TS. Not he various models by Ibanez, but the ‘clones’ by other manufacturers. I was about to get the EQD Plumes. Great price. It’s supposed to do the 808 thing in the silicon mode. And has other sounds, too. But with all the handwringing we TGP folks do, about the various Ibanez versions, why would I want something that’s supposed to be ‘just like’ or ‘better than’ a TS? ‘Better than’ = different. And different means you’re not getting the very thing you were after in the first place. I overthink and worry. That I’ll get something ‘other,’ and then the second I realize it doesn’t make me not suck as a player, I’ll wonder if the real thing might make me not suck just that 5% more (or is it less?). I don’t want to be the kind of guy who has a ton of pedals, in drawers, on a dedicated shelf, in boxes... or who is constantly flipping. At the same time, I realize that buying a 100-150$ pedal is not a permanent choice. I just want to make a decision now that makes the most sense, so I don’t have to worry about it later. If I had the money, I’d buy the Vemuram.... It does seem to be fantastic, even though it’s different from a stock 808. And that’s maybe the thing that convinces me to try the Plumes—knowing that I can prefer different. Realistically, though, if the Ibanez 808 were a beautiful device, I’d just go with that. But it ain’t.