I've played bass since the early 1980's (with a big gap between the early 1990's until last year). Done a lot of gigs and other than some brief forays into (and back out of) effects, I've always been a bass->cord->amp kind of guy. A simple guy who likes simple, good, clean bass tones. And for most of my gigs, that's still the case. BUT... A friend has been trying to get me into looping - he's a big time looper, produces and performs in festivals, etc. He finally got me to try it. I got to try looping while travelling this week. What a freakin' boatload of fun! I've got a DL4 coming (actually waiting for me at home). I'm loving it. I'm thinking that I need another delay (I'm gonna borrow a friend's DL4 to use as a dedicated delay so I can use the looping function of one and the wonderful array of delays that the DL4 has. I'm even seeing potential use for an overdrive and for an envelope filter.... I thought I could eat just one. I may have been mistaken.