Just picked up a near mint used Variphase (fairly cheap). Overall is does just what I want it to do. I actually like the tone better than my phase 90 because it seems to retain a little more low end. My only grip is that it boosts volume when engaged. I heard this before getting it so I knew this was a common gripe, but the boost is more than I really thought it would be. Even when the pedals volume is set to minimum. Also tweeked the internal trims with no luck. Has anyone modded one of these to tame the volume boost? The pedal will be in a channel on a loopmaster, so my alternative is to install a bumper under the pedals heel so the switch never is touched by the pedal thus it stays on. Then have a volume control post effect in the channel.