As guitar players we all know that looking for the perfect pedal/pedals is a lifelong task. There are just too many options to ever really get to try everything. I'm actually in the process of totally re-working my pedalboard and have found some amazing pedals.
Well, the reason for this post is that while re-building my board, I've discovered that due to the amount of pedals I'm using, I'm actually losing some tone somewhere in between my guitar and my amp. This of course is a huge problem. I'm carefully choosing pedals to advance my tone NOT deplete it. While some of this tone loss may be due to the random assortment of cables that I've amassed in the last ten years (this problem will be taken care of very soon with all new cables), I know that some of the loss is due to having a large number of "true bypass" pedals. When a few of these pedals are stacked together there is noticeable loss in clarity and top-end.
Much to my relief there is a solution! And best of all, it doesn't have to break the bank.