Some food for thought found at: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showpost.php?p=13034167&postcount=64 Original Quote about a Boss SD-1: Originally Posted by AJBoy238 Sounds better then some of my boutique pedals! It's throwing me off really bad. and I know... I know... I'm gonna get crucified for saying this but it just sounds really good. I also feel like a moron cause I'm too embarrassed to have it on my board much less tell people... "No, I used the Boss instead of my Sweet Honey tonight" or "No, I used the Boss tonight instead of the Timmy" It could just be a phase or the way the starts aligned today. Maybe I'll wake up tomorrow and it'll sound like turds again. Paul's Response: Why do you think you'd get crucified for saying something sounds good? What's to be embarrassed about? All of these things are just boxes with caps/resistors/transistors/opamps/diodes etc in them. This whole "boutique" thing is BS. It's just products from large vs small companies. Both can make cool/lame products. People should focus on sounding good, and not worry about what others think about their gear. PaulC tim/timmy pedals myspace.com/paulcaudio Amen, Paul. Amen!