Woo, High Peaks, $450??? Sounds like it is very nice, but I didn't really want to spend all that much, as I doubt I will use it very often. Electroharmonix has the Pulsar or Micro Pulsar: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ ... sku=150127
that is more in my price range. I have to see if I can find one to try out.
The kid at Guitar center tried to sell me the Boss unit, also for $100. I decided to hold off and do some research. Some reviews claim that the Boss unit is thin or tinny sounding.
Of course, the same kid launched into a monologue about the 1/4" instrument cables I was buying and how important it was that they all match precisely or my sound would be bad, yadda yadda. All of the cables I was buying were pretty nice ones, so his nonsense was uncalled for. I tried to present a differing opinion but he would have none of it. I finally told him to google monster cable and coathanger (try it!). If I weren't a polite guy I would have told him that I have been configuring PAs, stereos, multi track recorders, and plugging in guitars for much longer than he's been alive and that although my knowledge of current hardware is small, I did not just fall off the turnip truck.
But, that would have been rude, so I didn't...