How do you go about crafting a tone 'patch'? I have a TC Electronic G-system, 3 dirt pedals (nova drive, tc's retired VDP1, Love pedal eternity) that i can connect to the G's 3 loop buttons, a xotic effects EP booster and a sonic maximizer pedal that can be connected via either a loop four input, that doesn't have a physical button like the other 3 loops, or an insert slot that would function as an always on effect (used for preamps but an effect could be placed there as well). Ironically Ive always been a plug and play kind of guitarist and I have an ultimate tweaks setup. I need help with the process of creating a sound patch, as well as some setup questions. For example do you generally use compression for clean patches and not so much for dirt? Is the sonic maximizer superfluous? I am considering sticking either it or the ep into the always on insert slot? There is an eq built in to the G, when do you use it, for what purpose? Do you leave the amp neutral? Or dial in amp for basic sound then color when needed? I think I just answered my own question. How do you use EQ? I have so many choices I'm overwhelmed and need some tips to try out and start experimenting. Any literature that i should check out? Also do you create patches for specific guitar amp combos, like single coil-fender, humbucker- marshall? Your wisdom would be much appreciated.