Why do guitarists use so many effects in general, and reverb in particular? To me, reverb is mainly a studio effect. In most of the places I play, the room provides all the reverb we need, plus some we don't. Yet, most of the guitarsists I've played with load their signals up with crazy effects, all this reverb, echo - it really tends to eat up the whole sound spectrum and leave little room for anyone else's contribution. Plus, I'm not sure it even makes the guitar sound all that good - I can't hear the notes or dynamics nearly as much when they have to fight to get out of all that garbage. Don't get me wrong - I'm not opposed to effects in general. But if what I usually hear is a 10 on a 1 to 10 scale of effects usage, I think a 3 or 4 would be better. Can I get an amen?