Aloha! I´m pretty new to the search for the perfect URB sound. Have played a slab for 24 yrs without any extra effects. Now it´s mostly upright (and I´m a rather mediocre, un-talented although enthusiastic musician). But I still listen to my old electric bass heroes, like Claypool, Flea, Bootsy and others. I especially like the weird bubbly sound of the Q-tron, but haven´t bought one for myself yet. All kinds of artists always try new things just for the hell of it, so how come we never hear about URB players messing around with distortion, octavers, flangers, wah-wah or whatever? Sure that natural warm sound of a URB is the best thing there is, but I´d sure like to knock my audiences on their asses once in a while with something they´d never expect. Maybe only for a few seconds, to keep `em on their toes, you know what I mean? In my quartet we always go for the weird, although (arguably) tasteful, unexpected stuff. Tried checking out www.rockabillybass.com but there were no tips there either. Will I be the first upright player with a bunch of pedals in front of me? Or should I forget the whole idea, and in that case, why?