I've been playing with a new band since July, and since I'm the guy that owns the PA (calling my antiquated system a PA may be a stretch) I wind up being the sound guy as well. By the time I get the PA set up and manage to do a quick soundcheck, there is almost no time to set up my guitar amp and pedals before we start playing. And even if I do hook up my pedals, without a chance to set the levels on my stomp boxes or replace batteries in them I usually end up pulling them out of the chain in sheer frustration. It really sucks, the last two gigs I haven't used anything beyond a Tube Screamer for dirt. And the battery went dead after a few songs the last gig so I didn't even have that for most of the time. Grrrrrrrr!