Now I will never say to much gear is a bad thing but to much gear plugged in at the same time can be I was thinking back to when I had 17-19 pedals on a PT Pro and could pretty much make any sound I wanted but how I never made anything good IMHO of course and I find if I sit down with a flanger and a 2 second delay I can do much better things, this is nothing to do with tone loss or anything like that its just about having to many flavours that spoil the ice cream so to speak. So yeah I've got loads of pedals sat around that I don't gig with and I use them for recording and jamming and my band board stays a pretty much constant and I don't really use it at home as I don't NEED to be creative with the usage of effects I just try to cover as much ground as possible with the least amount of effects. Like I say it's just something I've been thinking about recently like how easy it is to have 5 delays a feedback looper a couple of E13 style fuzz pedals and create massive noise but trim it down try sitting there with your fav and best soundign dealy and a fuzz or modulation effect and making a huge soundscape I'm sure you will come up with something as good yet vastly different and most likely more musical. I think Tecx is a great example of this he use to have 3-4 dod pedals cranked in loops for feedback and things and this filter doing this and that on this etc etc and he now has quite a minimal pedalboard for him at least but the tones available to him and the music he create are better than ever and simply shocking when you see all he is working with. I guess alot of this stems from having more than enough pedals to have a second pedalboard but not wanting to do so as it will be a set order then I won't have the freedom to move effects around and mess with orders and just use 2 effects or plug in 5 or whatever. If I have 7 effects in front of me I use 7 effects if I have 2 effects infront of me I'll use 2 of them. Even though it is a total ballache to setup pedals at jams without a board So thoughts and opinions on this.