I was going to post this in the FEA fan club thread until I realised the last post was ages ago... well anyway. I was thinking of getting both a crossover blend as well as a new compressor and I realised the FEA DB-CL might be what I need. However, before I actually order one, I figure I should ask if it's really what I'm looking for. I have two main purposes in mind: 1) I want a multiband compressor so that I can keep a low drone going while tapping on higher notes. The low notes are around the first few frets of the E/A strings, higher notes around the 12th fret of the A/D strings. In theory it should work since the fundamental of these notes are on either side of the crossover range, right? Pretty sure this isn't an issue based on what I've read around here but just to be sure... 2) I use quite a bit of distortion on a fretless and try to balance the crunch with some mwah. Recently I had the idea that if I use a crossover, and only apply the distortion to the lows, then blend them back together, I could get some interesting results. I'm sure the compression on the highs will also help me to emphasize the mwah range a bit more too, thinking of a short attack on the distorted lows for initial attack and some bloom on the highs for the mwah to fade in. Is it possible to use the FEA at the start of the chain, split the signal, run the lows into distortion, then recombine them using a Boss LS2? And my understanding is that if I do this, the uncompressed 5k+ frequencies will go to the "highs" output, right? Is there anything special that the compressor is doing when mixing the split signal back together within the pedal itself that I can't do with the LS2?