After thirty years of playing with stompboxes I decided I was tired of setting up all my effects and went to the gig last night with only my Telecaster, one chord, a clip on tuner, and my old '79 MusicMan 212 amp. I'd been experimenting with just leaving the effects off and playing with them still in line but last night I just went "naked"........ I missed my compressor for a little but after the second set I felt more "liberated". The old MM amp performed great and the tone was superb with my Tele. The amp reverb sounded nice and the amp has an onboard phase shifter so I did use that a little. One song we did was Marty Robbins' "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" which has that distortion solo in the middle but I just played it as usual and added only the amp phaser and it came off pretty decent. I think I'm going to keep going this way as I played this way for a long time before the stompboxes and I think it's the way to go for now............JH in Va.