My story with it is quite similar. Bought it in a pinch to use for a couple songs, but loved it and it ended my reverb gas immediately. I actually put mine back on my board to use at a different setting than the amp if set. FWIW, I had the '63 Reverb pedal and Holy Grail and liked them both a lot, but I think the Tonebug is my favorite. The other guitarist in my band uses a HOF and it's excellent, but for my needs the Tonebug is just fine.