I run a very simple effects board Optostomp > Octabass > VT bass > Big Muff Pi Optostomp and VT are always on for tone shaping. Octabass and Muff are situational. My cat shredded my daisy chain and I was left high and dry so I did some EQ tweaking and ended up with a bass sound that sat in the mix so well I was getting compliments from my band mates on how great it sounded when normally they ignore more. I played out with no effects Saturday night and was loving the sound I was getting and also received tons of compliments from the audience on my bass tone. The other bass players were talking of jealousy over my tone. So now I'm seriously contemplating a sell off as I need to fund a back up bass anyway. So has this happened to anyone else? fell out of love with their pedal chain?