When I recommended the Ashdown Filter pedal in that Env Filter thread, I realize that I recommend the Ashdown pedals a lot, and I wrote a bunch of crap about that. I realized it was way off topic, so here's a new thread to address that. By the way, I haven't tried the chorus so this applies only to the OD, Comp, Filter, and Octave. I know they're not boutique or unique or whatever, and I know that for the most part there are pedals that can best them, however, I think they really are underrated. The sound is amazing for the money, and the tweakability and versatility are amazing period. I love the Ashdown Bass Drive. It's just sick. I looked around for distortion pedals for a long time and, while I never tried anything more boutique than a Fulltone in person, I listed to tons of clips on the interweb, and eventually just ordered the Ashdown on a lark and out of desperation and since it had a lot of knobs to play with. Nothing else gave me the sound I was looking for (a growling OD tone kind of like the GC Green in Godflesh especially on Selfless), so I figured at least with all those knobs I could find something good. Once I got plugged in and started twisting knobs and stuff, I was thrilled to find that I could find a sound that suited my playing, my taste, and our band even better than ripping off the Godflesh tone. After my first show with it, I actually got my first compliment on tone. It was so much better than compliments on my playing or on the band. So much better. The Filter is hot. It's an envelope filter and not a Trigger wah or auto wah, so it didn't replace the AW3 on my board, but I definitely like its sounds better than the AW3. It's smoother, deeper and has more resonance if you need it. I wish I could ditch the AW3 in favor of it, but I need the Autowah and Sharp modes, so the Ashdown sits at home to use on recordings. The Comp is pretty good. I don't think there's a need for a comp in addition to the Bass Drive, but I like it when I play clean 8 string at home. I also like it quite a bit on guitar also. The Sub Octave has good (not great) tracking, and I HATE how it doesn't let you dial out your clean tone, but the idea of giving you clean and distorted octave sounds to blend leads to gorgeous synthy happiness. I ended up using it for completely different stuff than I expected. Rather than an effect, it's more of a tone shaper. For low slapping riffs it just beefs up the tone, or for mid range stuff it synths me out (Go Home SYB3!). Thats' all I have to say about the Ashdown pedals. It's out of my system now. I haven't ever felt the need to get the chorus because I don't really like modulation effects. I use a touch of flange here or there, but it's just so done, you know? Oh, and I hate how big the pedals are, but I understand that they need to be big if they're going to have three controls plus input and output volume.