Since there is a large number of people here, who have massive amount of stompboxes, I was wondering about how you protect your tone from degrading, while it zigzags through that endless electronic maze? Right now, I have EBS Octabass, EH Bass Balls, Boss Overdrive, Dunlop 105Q Bass Wah, EH Small Stone phaser, EH Q-Tron, Boss Line Selector and Boss Limiter. I've just recently started to experience some serious loss of tone, and I think the guilty one is the Bass Wah, since it's the most recent addition... Some of the pedals are in the loop of the Line Selector, since they are nowhere near a true bypass. Still, the problem persists. So, do you people have any switching systems or bypass strips built - or do you just ingnore the thinning out and dial in more EQ? I'm definitely searching for a bypass system of some sort, that won't cost me an arm and a leg. What's your story?