I'm looking for something that can do ambient as well as funky. I realize these pedals are all a bit different but I'm about to add the LAST piece of gear to my board for the year. I have a great board at the moment that consists of (in order): EXH Micro POG EXH Micro Q-Tron Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Electronix Gemini Drive Boss ODB-3 I love every single one of these pedals. The ODB-3 and Sparkle Drive are probably my favorites. But despite the fact that I LOVE the sound that I'm getting out of the ODB, tragically, it just doesn't fit with my band at the moment and I'm keeping my pedal board to 5 pedals. After I got the Gemini, I was able to get a high gain distortion/OD that was much more usable for our material, so the ODB is leaving the board for the time being. I'd like to add a modulation effect to take its place. I've read great things about the EM and Nano Stone. Some of our material is funky, some is heavy, and some is ambient and spacey. With the Q-Tron in my arsenal, I'm leaning towards the XO Mistress to fill out my ambient needs. However, I'm worried that it's a little too "soft" and delicate for quicker passages and that I wouldn't be able to get an articulate sound of it if I wanted to use it for funkier riffs. Any thoughts? The BF-2 definitely seems more articulate and it is a bit cheaper as well. I don't have a chorus though and despite the fact that I doubt I'll use it nearly as much as the flanger, it might be nice to have. Still, I'm willing to sacrifice a chorus for a more flexible effect. The Nano Stone is completely different but it sounds amazing. I'm just not sure whether I'd rather have a flanger or a phaser but I think I'm leaning towards flanger. I would rock both the Mistress and the Stone but I'd have to get another daisy chain and my board is absolutely tiny. Plus, I'd rather keep it small anyway.