So as a person and as a player, I'm the type that always thinks that simpler is better. Right now, I'm running a board that isn't terribly complex, but I'm always looking for ways to make it better and get the sound that's in my head out of my speakers. Right now, my signal path goes Bass > Boss TU-3 > EHX Little Big Muff > VT bass dlx (fx send)> Boss CEB-3 > Boss BF-3 (fx return)> VT dlx > amp I'm wondering if, in the sake of simplicity and space, I could dump the LBM and the Boss pedals and replace them with a Line 6 M9, and downgrade from a PT-JR to a PT Mini. I've been wanting to get my hands on a compressor (and a noise gate too, incidentally) for a while, and my LBM and the BF-3 haven't been getting much use. The M9 would give me all the sounds I have now, plus a comp, reverb, delays, filters (I do have an FM-4, but I find I didn't use it enough to warrant its inclusion on my board), etc. It has a built in tuner as well. So here are my questions: 1. Will the M9's modulation fx be good enough to replace my CEB-3 and BF-3? I really like the way both of them sound, I'm just looking fot simplicity. Will I be able to coax these sounds out of the M9? 2. I've heard not-so-good things about distortions on the M series pedals...have there been any patches that have improved bass response on these? Like I said, my LBM hasn't been getting much use, and the VT dlx is awesome at distortion (even though I mainly use it as a preamp), but if I wanted a muff-type fuzz, could I get it? And 3. The attraction of the Boss TU-3 was that I could set it to tune to flat tunings. I usually only change things around to D or even a half-step down, but I've found this feature incredibly useful. Does the M9's tuner have this option too, or will I just have to "earball" it? And overall, is this a good idea, or should I just stick to what I have? Sorry about the long post, but I had a thought, some additional thoughts, and I know you guys are a great resource for answering these types of questions. Thanks in advance.