He (Steve Morse)basically runs several signals (clean, >> edge, distort, short echo, long echo, evil horrible guitarsynth), which he >> controls the total mix of thru 5 ernie ball vol pedals.. This sounds like a nice setup........you can make more gradual shifts in the sounds , if what im thinking works : spilt signal in five AFTER preamp and go into 5 different lines and then reunite them with a mixer and into the poweramp.......whould this work??? Thomas works beautiously... it's like having a soundboard at yer feet..... and the clean sound is nicely unbuffered. Vernon Reid was running his system like this for a while, and doing some fat looping!! But he no longer seems to wann lug the rack... that's the only hassle. check www.stevemorse.com, maybe there's some gear info - he's broken it all down in the press before, so it's somewhare on the web. andre'