The current situation has given me a lot of time to play, practice, learn, fix and experiment. Just out of curiosity, I put an old mic preamp in front of my amp (no other pedals) and it was kinda nice. I heard of using a red MXR Dyna Comp with the sensitivity turned way down or off and output turned up for a clean driver....... I tried it and it was not as nice as the preamp. It didn't give that nice note separation of the preamp. The preamp died, so now I'm looking at something like a Dunlop Echoplex or similar...... I'd be interested to hear from any echoplex (or other) users.