I had a gig at the Red House (Walnut Creek, CA) a few weeks back which went rather well, but I did run into one problem... twice in a row. Straight plugs on instrument cables are NOT your best friend if you run a pedalboard. Our band's rhythm guitarist accidentally stepped on the plug coming out of my last pedal twice in a row, completely killing my sound and forcing me to rush down to the floor to fix it each time. I'm using right-angle plugs from now on. They're guitarist-proof.