I'm not sure if this is the right place to discuss this... But this is just a general observation, not a rant on a specific amp/pedal/guitar/etc. As many of you know, I play in a Seattle-based band called Moments. Here we are - www.soundcloud.com/momentsnw I play my Tele and Esquire primarily, and occasionally I break out my Les Paul. Years ago, I remember reading somewhere that if you really wanted to goose your amp with your tele's weak pickups, you should invest in a boost, like the EP booster, because it gives your guitar's wimpy single coils more oomph. Well, first I had a V1, but I couldn't deal at how loud it jumped even at the lowest setting, so I sold it, and eventually found a V2 with the unity gain option and thought 'hey this is awesome!' Fast forward several amps and guitars later, with me leaving the EP on literally 100% of the time, and I became pretty frustrated. There was something 'blanketing' that sweet Tele sound, along with a Casino and Riviera P93 I found 'too muddy'. Then I clicked the EP off. Yup, there it was. I had rehearsal last night with the EP off, and I only used it for stand out parts. All kinds of Tele tone was coming out my amp. Clear, responsive, and fat. And like I said, I'm not dogging on the EP. It's a great pedal! And I also own a Fatboost, which I tried as an 'always on' boost (how I was using the EP) and realized this: sometimes, more gain isn't the answer. We play what I consider pretty rocking music, but even with my 'wimpy' pickups (OV Pickups on the Tele, Nashville Lion in the Esquire), my overdrives do all the heavy lifting on their own... The 'tone sweetener' becomes that your guitar's tone is actually coming through, with the plus side of having no 'boomy' or overly bassy tones when playing rhythm because your preamp is cooking, hard. How many guitars/amps have I moved along just because I didn't turn off the EP? Fellas, I feel like a buffoon. I fell into the Internet hype of having an 'always on' boost, and the result was dissatisfaction with what otherwise were probably killer instruments. Again, I know lots of y'all use the EP always on, and that's fine - but with my rig I am finding many more usable tones when I use it as a lead boost as opposed to always on. In the end, I was trying to make my Tele into something it ain't by adding more gain in the signal, when it would have saved me a lot of headache to just click that boost off. End of rant.