Yesterday evening, I did a gig at an outdoor venue. In my electric set, I used a tele (my Logan Custom "Firecaster II," the guitar on the right in my avatar pic) and one of my VOX Pathfinder 15Rs. In between the guitar and the amp in the signal path was my BOSS ME-70 multi-effects pedal. To the best of my memory, this was the third or maybe the fourth time I have ever gigged with that pedal. Or any pedal, for that matter. The ME-70 is the only pedal I own. I bought it ten, maybe eleven years ago as an open box item at my local GC. I remember thinking at the time that this one multi-fx would either be the only one I'd ever need or else be the gateway to other pedals. Well, the latter scenario never happened. And as for the former, the only one I'd ever need, for quite a while I thought that I didn't even need this one. I didn't like the COSM amp models through my amps, I only used it in manual mode, and I could never get comfortable with switching in and out of effects in real time. I've excused that in the past by saying "I'm not coordinated enough to sing, play guitar and tap dance all at the same time." Every time I had it at a gig, I wasn't comfortable with trying to stomp in and stomp out of effects. Well, coming back around to yesterday's gig, I gave it another try. In the week leading up to the gig, I practiced with it a lot at home. I still wasn't entirely comfortable with it, but it was better. And I really liked using different effects for different songs, in particular delay, Chorus+Delay, and fuzz. So, I took it to the gig. It worked well for me on some things, but on others I still felt a bit clumsy. Part of the problem is I have a wide foot (EEE), and I wear boots. Not the pointy-toed Cowboy kind, but round toe or square toe. So sometimes when I'm trying to tap one of those FOUR pedals for banks of effects (COMP, OD/DS, MOD, DELAY) I accidentally touch something else as well. If I happen to hit the OD/DS and MOD pedals at the same time, that can engage the tuner mid-song. Not cool. Still, it was enough of a success at Sunday evening's gig that I'm thinking to work even more with it to gain more proficiency and accuracy in toe-tapping pedals. I'm not asking any questions (though input is welcome), or offering any moral to the story. I just wanted to talk about this. I could make my wife listen to me ramble on about it, but I wanted to talk to somebody whose eyes wouldn't glaze over after a minute.