I need some help from you effects gurus out there! PS I did a search, but I want some help for my situation. Here's the situation: my birthday is in about 3 weeks, and I'm going to get some sort of multi-effects pedal (because I really want one). Problem is, I don't know which one. I generally don't screw around with FX too much, so I need some useable, but at the same time, some unique and "different" sounding effects as well. I play in rock bands, in which I am given lots of room to play whatever the hell I want, as well as my solo stuff. I want some solid rock sounds, plus nice flanges, choruses, delays and whatnot. I tried 3 boxes so far: I tried the Roland V-Bass a while ago - without the pickup - and I'm absolutely in love with it. Problem is, it's about $1000 out of my price range Then I tried the Boss ME-50B, which I thought was OK, but then again I didn't really have much testing time so I don't know what it's really capable of. I don't remember how the patches were, but from what I remember, the compressor, distortions, defretter and most of the modulation effects were pretty nice. It costs about $400 here (in Canadian funds). Not a bad pedal, but I didn't get to try out the different functions of the expression pedal yet. Plus from what I understand, I'd have to spend yet more money on a set of footswitches to switch patches... that kinda sucks. Finally, I tried the Boss GT-6B today, and I really enjoyed it! LOTS of tweakability, it seemed fairly user friendly, lots of patches, nice preamp section, awesome harmonizer, and I liked the tuner too. It was everything I liked about the ME-50B, but bigger and better (and red). This one costs $665. Basically, since I am in no way a tone purist or an effects purist, all three of these blew me away, but I'm leaning towards the GT-6B now. What I want to know is, for my purposes, which would suit me the best in the long run (so that it lasts past the initial "honeymoon") and which would keep me interested not for its novelty, but for its sounds. Also, please reccomend some alternative pedals that I could try out. Thanks a lot!