I play in a blues band. We rehearse once a week. Recently I spent a LOT of time converting a shoe rack from Ikea to a pedalboard (pics are on the the "show us your pedalboard" thread....not the exact name but the long one that has been going on forever) and spent a lot of time picking, trying pedals, adjusting, to finally come to a, more or less, regular configuration that lets me get the sounds I want and need to have. So my pedalbaord has been really a great thing. I was surprised that I had to kick some pedals off the board that I thought for sure I wanted on it, but either (remember this is a blues band...I also love playing Hendrix/Trower, etc.) I never found an opportunity to use them in any songs we do now, or used them so seldom it seemed silly to have it on there permanently. Other pedals I thought I might only use occasionally, ended up being used a lot and found a home on the board. Point is, I was not a great judge of what I "needed" for my pedalboard, besides some of the most obvious. It was exactly like I was packing for a trip to Hawaii and packing my favorite Parka, gloves, and wool socks because I really LIKE them. So anyway. I get used to my sound. From memory, on my pedalboard now is: MI Audio Blues Pro, Marshall VT-1 vibrato/tremolo, Marshall ED-1 compressor, Boss GE-7 graphic EQ, Ernie Ball Jr. Vol pedal, and on the pedal in the loop is Visual Sound H2O echo/chorus, EBS Dynaverb. The other night, I had some pedal I wanted to use, and just on a whim got out a few pedals that had been either kicked off my pedalboard for reasons I mentioned, or hadn't ever got on yet...mainly I just didn't want to play blues but more of my Hendrix-like roots. So I quickly set up a Dunlop Crybaby wah, Mojovibe (I love that pedal, but just doesn't go in the blues we play), Jekyll & Hyde silver OD (that might find it's way on my board again) which I recently found out after playing with it and setting it to settings I never tried before...sounds Marshally...this was the pedal I wanted to play with, AND my old, 70's Ibanez FL-9 flanger...THAT pedal has been collecting dust for YEARS...and an ibanez DE-7 delay. I didn't come up from the basement all that evening into the night. My god...it was like I was a whole other guitarist! I was playing fluidly, and non-blues ideas were flowing...I was just jamming, and if I had been recording I could probably have gotten ten new songs out of what came out of me. I was blown away. Getting some serious, and seriously different than I usually end up with, TONE. I was sorta doing this too, because I have been getting together with a fantastic drummer, and a great bassist once before, and we will be jamming this weekend...my blues sound wouln't cut it as well for that. I guess I tailored my blues sound for a full band, and I need more oomph for filling out a trio. Anyway, for now I just will have these spread out on the floor, but I see a real need for a second, for different styles, pedalboard. Sorry for the long post, just thought I'd share experiences.