So despite what people have written and reviewed, I had suspected the two cheapest pedals on my board to be causing some tone loss. I played around with my mooer ensemble king chorus and e lady flanger, running all kinds of "tests" as a neurotic guitarist does. I discovered that the chorus was not allowing all my tone through when disengaged. It seemed to be robbing tone and warmth, similar to my experience with some boss buffers. Saw this video, and wow. I sold the chorus. Kind of a shame because it sounded and worked great, when on. I didn't hear any problem with the e lady, but now I'm gonna go test it some more! I'm thinking the two buffers in my chain could be solving it. Too bad this guy didn't later test with a buffer, just to compare. I guess not all true bypass is created equal.