Bass>TurboTuner>Xerograph Deluxe>Empress Comp>Octron>Tall Font Russian>Duality>Vintage Microtubes>B7K Thoughts: 1. Upon first impression --sounds awesome. 2. Not sure but I think I've got the theory right: the placement of the envelope filter should be before the compressor, the compressor should be before the octave, and the octave should be as in early in the chain as possible (before dirt, etc). 3. I think eventually I want to replace the Empress for an FEA Labs dual band comp/limiter and the Octron for a IE Subterranea. Your turn!