I'm considering these two pedals for the "bring to the gig to improve the backline tone" role in my gig bag. I've looked at the Sansamp Paradriver and I've owned the VT, but I'm ready for something non sansamp right now. The Caitlinbread looks good based on the touch sensitive response and the baxandall tone stack, which I'm familiar with from owning the Barber Linden. The EWS looks good for it's versatility and the high/low mid control. I also like what I hear from the overall transparency and the ability to add some mild grind from the gain control. Both good pedals I know. I play blues exclusively with a flats and foam P-bass. It has a Curtis Novak Charlie Christian pickup and has tons of low mids in its response, so it lives well with grit. I play relatively hard with my right hand and combine thumb muting with fingerstyle in almost every tune. What do you all think?