As some of y'all know, I'm a big fan of Akai stompboxes; my Tune Lock and Intelliphase aren't leaving my signal chain anytime soon. I'd like to get an envelope filter, a wah, and a distortion/fuzz, for my John Wetton-wannabe excursions. The Variwah has pedal wah, envelope filter, and auto-wah modes, in an aluminum-cased stompbox with true bypass. The G-Drive has 6-band graphic EQs before and after the distortion stage, and is also true-bypass. Does anyone here have any experience with either of them? I'm already buying tons of gear this summer ( ) but these look incredibly sweet. Plus, they're dirt-cheap: $80 for the G-Drive and $50 for the Variwah, both from Musician's Friend (I can trust MF for stompboxes). FWIW, most of the Harmony Central reviews I've read of the Variwah have been from tone-deaf vintage-whore guitar players, so I discount their opinions straight off. The G-Drive is too new for much of a review buildup.