lazy and rushed in a live situation So recently I've started removing pedals from my live/jam rig because 1. I'm lazy/always rushed live 2. paranoid of equipment failures (due to having 1 at the Faceless show I recently played) Elaborate! previous rig setup: guitar > tuner > behringer mh300 (chainsaw tone) > gate > amp loop > eq pedal 1. I decided that the eq (while making everything sound better) wasn't worth the time/effort/cabling/power supply to bring and setup. extra wires/cables and something else to go wrong. Yes its 1 pedal and 3 wires... but honestly it's given me a sense of relief to not have to set it up every time we play. I bought a clip on tuner for a backup (the latch on my planet waves tuner broke so it won't close - but still works) and i'm thinking i might just use that and simplify my chain even more ... guitar > gate > 5150 2. my hm300 pedal started cutting in and out during our last live set to the effect of: chainsaw-broken lofi-chainsaw-broken lofi. it happened again at band practice last week so i removed it from my chain. Yes i could probably have spent more money on higher-end gear - alas I did not. So, currently I'm guitar > tuner > gate > amp ... and it actually sounds 'fine' ... i have a couple tube screamer-type pedals to swap in for the hm300 but ... it sounds good enough. and i think that no one else but me is actually going to notice.... TLDR: to the possible detriment of your tone (that probably only you would notice) are others pairing down their rigs for quicker setup / laziness / equipment-failure-paranoia?