Like many others I've been lurking for years, reading threads that Google searches have brought to my attention. I figured it was time I formally joined! I started on the double bass in elementary school and picked up bass guitar in high school. I still play both, as well as acoustic guitar and various mandolin-family instruments. In college I began to explore various pedal effects. My RAT died the other week so I've just purchased a Fuzzrocious Cat King. The forum here put it and a few other options on my radar. There is such a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on here!