I think I've read most of the threads here on this unit, but still have a couple of questions. I have not had an opportunity to demo a Boss ME-50B. Most likely if i decide to go with one it would be mail order with a return option. I currently have an Aphex Punch Factory pedal compressor that I'm very satisfied with. Easy to setup with db meter, very muscial. I use a passive jazz with this compressor and typically set the Drive to "4" and the level to "7" (unity gain. How do the compressors in the Boss ME-50B compare to the Aphex Punch Factory? I have also recently been on the search for a half-way decent envelope filter. I chose a Digitech BSW over na MXR M-188 Auto Q due to the blendable effect out on the envelope effect (setting 1). It just seems to wotk better for my playing style. Next question is...how does the envelope ot T-wah effect on the Boss ME-50B compare to the Digitech BSW, or how is it general? The Boss ME-50B is looking like a easy, slick alternative for me now that I have two pedals that get used sparingly, plus a compressor pedal that gets used quite abit. Allot of the effects that the Boss unit offers isn't a big deal to me - but a good (great) compressor and a usable funk effect are important to me. My current band requires switching from finger funk to slap pretty much song by song. Thanks folks!