I've spent the last several years tweaking my pedalboard so it gives me "my sound" plus a few extras. I've tested, swapped, demo'd, A/B'd, bought, sold, and settled on a board I really like. It's a tuner plus seven pedals: 2 dirt, chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, and delay. I really like it, and I don't plan on changing it. And at only 18" x 12", there's no way I'm going to add to it. Sometimes, though, it's fun to have some other stuff, but stuff I'd use so infrequently it's not worth buying pedals. Not to mention, I don't want a huge board to put them all on. It occurs to me that a MultiFX board can do most of that "other" stuff. If I want a second delay (with expression pedal) or a pitch shifter, octave, whammy, envelope filter, etc, it would all be in there. And I wouldn't be a slave to pre-programmed patches, since my most commonly-used effects would still be discrete stomp boxes. I'd usually run the multiFX with it's amp models and cab sim turned off, but I suppose in a pinch I cold leave my amp home and use an amp model instead. The question is, how well to modelling multiFX boards take pedals? Do they get along well? Since my pedalboard would generally be ahead of the multiFX, do modelers have enough headroom to handle a dirt box with volume boost in front? If I used an amp model, would it handle a boost on its input similarly to the same a real amp does? :?: Share your experience combining stompboxes with modelers.