I've been playing funk for quite a while without any effects ('cept a bit of compression in the amp). And I've been thinking about adding an envelope filter to it. I know there's a 1000 posts here recommending different brands, and I figure I'll see what my local guitar shop has and test those out. They've got a few models including the often discussed EBS bassIQ and a few others (which I can't remember off hand). My question is, how would one go about testing/comparing them out? Set the knobs at 12:00 or whatever is the "least effect" and dial up from there? Should I start by adjusting the threshold until I like the sound and then adjust the attack? I know with the analog filters that your playing style greatly effects how the pedal modifies your sound and you have to adjust to playing with the pedal, so is it possible that what should be 'the perfect pedal for you', sounds like sh*t in the store b/c you haven't adjusted to playing with that specific pedal? Any help would be appreciated.