I'm usually a bullet points guy, but this one requires a little exposition. I went to Guitar Center to return the Boss MS-3 that I had bought, before the 45 days were up. My hope in getting it had been that it would have the minimum I wanted to take with me for small/undemanding gigs, and then be able to integrate it into my board for heavier stuff, and fun. My minimum one-box hope was tuner, good octaves +1 and -1, some kind of distortion, envelope filter, and decent comp. Anything else is mostly frosting on the cake for these purposes for me. Also far in the back of my mind was the .1% chance it could replace my whole rig. But the tracking of the octaves or of any harmonizer-type patch was bad, not even getting down to open A, and with the harmony coming in like up to 150 ms late even in mono mode. So back to the store she went. When I returned it, I saw a couple of the big new multi-effects pedals in the used case. A Headrush that sells new for 1k selling used for 850, and a Line 6 Helix that sells new for 1500 selling used for 1000. Both were way more than what I'd want to spend, but what the hell, I'm here, right? First I tried the Headrush, and at first it was OK, nice touchscreen and whatnot, although it was pretty laggy changing patches. But when I found the octaver and harmony patches - Holy Crap! - tracking was absolutely horrendous! It wouldn't even track to a guitar low E, much less the bass open E. Take it away, mister guitar center guy! Then I tried the Helix. I found the bass-oriented patches, including a filter one that sounded OK. I was surprised to find one patch that actually made it sound like a thumpy no-sustain bass, though I don't know how they were doing it, but that was a cool thing. Then I hit an octave patch. It tracked. Down to the open E. Down the the open B! I couldn't believe it. Switched the pitch from -12 to +12 to be sure, and it not only tracked, but there was none of this delay/latency ****. So just as I'm getting excited, looking at the patch to see how to add some fuzz and an envelope filter to see if I could do the synthy thing, while thinking "could I possibly buy this bargain-priced but still expensive thing? Maybe if I sold my other pedals?," mister guitar center guy walks over. "You won't believe what just happened." "What?" "While you were trying it out, some guy just called the store and bought it. It's paid for. The other sales guy took the call." So, effects TBers, before I continue mentally manipulating cash that I don't really have -- do any of you have experience with this thing beyond the guitar store time that I got with it? Can it do the funky and synthy things? I'm pretty sure as far as the other effects it's got it all covered. What say?