The last time I used a pedalboard, the Whammy Pedal was the big innovation at the time. And while I've been looking at pedals again lately, I've been seeing a lot of variations on the same old themes, with nothing especially new or innovative, or even an original twist on an old theme. Yeah, some pedals now combine functions...big deal. Last night I found this pedal called the Boss Slicer. Now this sucker is innovative. It slices out beats from whatever you play into it and gives them a percussional synthy quality totally unlike anything I've ever heard. Don't know how long it's been around but it's new to me. That's the kind of stuff I'm looking for. Boss Slicer. Whammy Pedal. Not a fuzz with a gate or an envelope filter with an octave divider. I want stuff that's truly original and makes you think. If I'm going to do this pedal malarkey, I want a couple toys in there that aren't like everything else.