...in the pursuit of tone? I've noticed a pattern where I seem to spend a lot of time and money trying to get the sound or tone I want only to realize after a while that I had it all along or that it was right under my nose. Let me see if I can explain myself better with a few examples. I've recorded most of my gigs for several years and have noticed that months or years later while revisiting those recordings, sometimes what sounded average or not good at the gig is actually the sound I was looking for all along and I find myself wanting that sound again. This has happened several times over the years and sadly a few times after I've sold the gear I had that made those now-desirable sounds. When I first bought my '65 PRRI, I thought my Boss Blues Driver was a bad match for it with a fizzy, harsh, trebly tone. I avoided that combination like the proverbial plague and spent a lot of money and time trying to find a relatively transparent overdrive pedal that went well with that amp (at least until I could crank the amp itself in a standalone house rather than an apartment). I found a few that sounded good but nothing that really satisfied what I was looking for. Recently, I pulled out the Blues Driver and thought I'd try it through the PRRI again. Same fizzy, harsh tone at first...until I twisted a few controls and THERE it was: the sound I've wanted all along. Anybody else find the same thing, with going around in circles like that?