I came into the store with the intention of picking up a boutique envelope filter or phaser pedal. After plugging into a few of them I was disappointed with each pedal I tried out. I had already heard the small stone in the past and was pleased with its performance. So when I saw one in the other cases in the store I picked it up without even plugging it in. Once I got it home and put in line on the board it was without a doubt the right choice and a brilliant addition to my sound. EHX always delivers and the sales people at Sam Ash are friendly, knowledgeable and not at all pushy. Only surprise was how limited some of the boutique pedals I tried were. Very happy I was able to try before I bought.