FOREWORD: I've been thinking about this for at least two years (since I've been purchasing bass effects, that is): under what circumstances do I REALLY buy effects? ANALYSES: Striving for the perfect sound is always at the back of my mind, but it seems to me that my M.O. is to buy cool gear when something depressing, stressful or disappointing occurs. For instance, I bought my Rotary Ensemble when I convicted a man of two counts of murder, my Clyde Deluxe came, in part, as a means to console myself for a horrible temp job (andvari7, 1), and the possible 105Q purchase I'm currently involved in is due to the theatrical release of "High School Musical 3." Seriously - the first one made me want to drink heavily, the second one made me want to buy a Q-Tron, and the third one... But, I've been going to concerts lately, and concerts also coincide with my pedal purchases - Black Russian (my black Russian Big Muff) and The Blue One (a Morley Pro Series II bass wah that I no longer own) were purchased right around the time I went Beyond Hell (a Wikipedia search of that term will explain). The Clyde came shortly before I saw the Kids In The Hall reunion show (my God, that was hilarious; andvari7, 1), and the LPB-1 came right before a Buckethead show last week. And the 105Q might come before the Residents next week. If not, before the Halloween show on the Electile Dysfunction Tour. CONCLUSION: I need therapy, or a better-paying job. But, in the mean time, I can ponder the merits of a snazzy, white wah pedal, versus the annoying, but not overly disruptive, saccharine singing of actress Ashley Tisdale. I must admit, I do have a bit of a soft spot for both - the 105Q was a favorite pedal of mine in high school, and Ashley Tisdale was a recurring villain in the fourth season of "Kim Possible," which is my favorite non-MST3K show of all time. And, she's left-handed, which is also something that my ambi-sinister ass can appreciate. REFERENCES: andvari7. "Who Names Their Kids Clyde Anymore? An Initial Look at the Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah." TalkBass, 2008. Some random guy on the Wikipedia. "Beyond Hell." Wikipedia, 2006.