I buy effects, use them for a week , then thats it, they re put away for good, usually. I either go str8 in or thru a 0 - 32 db op-amp boost w 18 V of headroom so it adds nothing but signal size. Much better sound stage w-out effects. Effects don t have a high enough input or output Z so they ruin the dimensionality. My boost changes it a little too, makes the p-up sound EMGish, so a boost w a transformer out w guitar Z is a waiting project.