I can’t agree more. Just about all of my guitar playing life I did the clean-cleanish amp with pedals to get OD or anything else. Last time I used my SV I decided to leave my pedalboard at home and bring a headstock tuner and one cable. That’s it. I used the heck outta my guitar’s volume and it was like having a boost and OD pedal all controlled with my hand. The only pedal I missed a little bit was my 808, but that is, IMO, the best pedal ever created. Here is the thing people need to understand about the SV...it’s not one of those amps where you loose tone quality by turning your guitar volume down. All other amps in my past, with the exception of some Dr. Zs, have been the opposite and so I always needed my guitar volume wide open. I have two pedal board rigs with quality pedals. None of them beat the natural sound of a plexi when it’s opened up. I don’t want a sound tech adding this and that to my tone. I want the amp mic to be set flat.