So, I'm ordering what should be an interesting little setup tomorrow morning. MF-101 LP Filter with four EP-1 control voltage pedals. That should give me something to do for the next six months... I haven't used anything but a DI (J48 lately) in my signal path for bass in a decade. I just started playing in an instrumental trio (w/ gtr and drums) and I think a powerful tool like that will help shape the direction of the project. I haven't felt a bit of desire for effects in the alt-blues thing I've been doing for the past 18 months, but I'm thinking of pulling my old Lexicon LXP-5 out of the studio now, too for modulation effects. It'll take some restraint to avoid the "Jaco Chorus" setting, but I really must resist that temptation. I hope I don't have to sit down to play like Ben Harper!