Really? This surprises me, but I am pretty sure he has been using it the entire tour. I have never noticed it before. I am pretty sure it is new. I can't see why he is going this route. I haven't notice him directly manipulate the pedal, but I guess it could happen during a show. He does turn around on occasion and fiddle with his amp, but not as much as Bob. His tone is notable for being pretty consistent through out the show, but I have heard a little fuzz break up in the signal on sound boards and sometimes the clarity cuts through more then usually at significant parts that cue transitions out of a jam. I always thought it was his picking technique more then anything. maybe he just sets the tone he likes and lets it run. Any Philzoners out there have any insight in how and why he is using it?