Sonic goal: 1) the ability to add subtle color to signal. 2) di out, just in case (ill be using my demeter or evil twin normally) 3) EQ - I want to shape my passive jazz. What I can deduce: EQ: The eq points and sweepable mid on the aguilar would make it a "better" eq pedal. Color: the vintage seems to have the largest variety of tones and it blends too (big plus) Power: the vintage is 9v and the aguilar is 18v : it'll be easier daisy chain (if I need too) the vintage but there is more headroom with the TH. Price: the vintage deluxe is 150 more than the TH, but I believe the vintage actually has a useable color box built in. Does anyone know if the eq on the vintage deluxe is post or pre? Deluxe users: would you say that the deluxe is a color box smashed into a di/eq box? Thanks Note: I know how to use the "search" feature. I know what superlatives are. And, I know how to use "IMO, IMHO, and IMM"