Sorry for the long post, but I just needed to get this off my chest! Any advice/comments very welcome. Im more or less an effects noob. I bought a Zoom 607 a while back (to take it off a mates hands who needed the cash) and have hardly used it. I also have a V-Amp Pro in a rack with my amp. I really like the amp modelling on this and use this a lot, but havent really used the effects much, except for a touch of the ambience effect when playing fretless. Then I got a Sansamp Programmable BDDI. The decision to buy this was based on the need to have a way of foot switching in a boosted signal for one or two solo bass passages in our set. I should say at this point I didnt want to get the foot controller for the V-Amp, as it seemed a bit over the top. Anyway, I really like the way the Sansamp beefs up my sound when used in a fairly subtle way (blended with the dry signal) and now use it nearly all the time. Then our guitarist bought in a new chart. The key chosen to suit the singer meant the bass line was a bit high, so I tried using the octaver in the V-Amp. This suited the number really well, but I wanted something that would track a little better and be stompable, so Ive just ordered a Digitech BSW as I know the octave effect on those is very good. At the same time Ive ordered a Boss CEB-3 as I occasionally want to use some light chorus (especially on fretless) and I prefer the analog sound to the chorus in the V-Amp. No surprises there then! The long and short of this is that Ive realised that I do want to use effects, perhaps not all the time and not in an outrageous way, but here and there when it suits what were doing. So now Im thinking, how do I get the best out of this lot? Maybe put the Digitech, Sansamp and Boss chorus on a pedalboard? I may just program the Zoom to mimic this lot (in a cheap and nasty way) and use it at rehearsals for speed and portability reasons does this sound plausible? Im not planning on adding any more effects at present, and I cant see me using the effects in the V-Amp that much except for the ambience as described, which is on pretty much all the time when I play fretless. So any advice from you experienced effects guys about choice of board, power supplies, keeping it all quiet noise-wise, signal chain order and so on would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading this far!