1 Proteus 3 weeks ago Meanwhile, in the alternate reality we call Reverbay, where anything from 1959 is worth 1959 times anything from any other year, the three furies of Vintage, Provenance, and Wild Optimism (Greed's slightly more amusing sister) have caught up with pedalboards.And not just any pedalboard - a Yamaha SB-100 pedalboard from the early 80s, with apparently modular units which must have been so incredibly desirably good, so highly coveted even today that they're normally kept hidden from the roiling masses, lest we should acquire for ourselves the gods' own arsenal of Heavenly Tone.And not just any Yamaha SB-100, but one used by a famous (well, semi-) musician in a famous (well, semi-) band on a famous (well, semi-) TV show in famous 1981!(Which is apparently almost as good as 1959.)And not just any Yamaha SB-100 used by a famous etc, but one in full working order (which must be unusual) though the pots need a little cleaning (but what could you expect given its vintage vintage?) - and it has actual tape applied by the actual artist to the actual pedals to mark the actual settings used in a couple of famous (well...) actual SONGS!Be still my beating! That's right, I could have a Distortion, a Limiter, a Flanger (!), and an Analog Delay from 1980, with a real Yamaha sticker on the flight case!Now I readily confess (indeed I've occasionally bragged of it) to being one of this semi-famous band's 37 living fans, and I yield to no one in my respect for this (semi-)famous Stickman's inherent musicality, virtuosity, and accomplishment. But even I, besotted balding aging middle-class whiteguy first-world prog apologist though I am, can't quite see my way clear to putting $20,000.00 (which, when you break it down, is really only 5K per pedal) into the board Tony Levin used when King Crimson played on ABC's On Fridays show in 1981.Even if King Crimson DID scandalize comedian Rich Hall and actor Peter Fonda who were also on the show. (That's stickin' it to the man, though, amIright? Up yers, ESTABLISHMENT! We have disTORtion and complex time signatures! The walls of convention will not stand.)I mean, sure, if it was just one of the guitarist's boards. Say Adrian's, or - I dare not even think it - Robert's, and not the bass player's...I mean, maybe I would, if I had the money. Because provenance like that...wow. But I don't know...Wait! An Official Tony Levin guitar pick too?!OMG, OMG. Stop me. Someone stop me.