dleonard - that Dr Swamp is a really nice overdrive pedal. The Mac gives it even more clarity and definition that the Boogie power amp . . . also less forgiving for the fast runs, but that's a good thing.
Jedi - the Mac seems to have made a big difference but some of that may be new gear placebo effect. The MOSVALVE is pretty cool too - I'll keep you posted on that
mgbills - I'm using Duncan Stag-Mag pickups and in the HB mode for all of this. I didn't like the way the coil tapped tone worked with the Mutron and then got lazy and stopped flipping back and forth. I've always been kind of a Les Paul guy by nature and love the HB tone. I've also had a mental block about DiMarzios since I pulled them out of my Les Paul 25 years ago. They were a bad match for that guitar. I'll get one for another guitar I am going to drag out of mothballs and start using some.