I also find that my rig sounds better just being plugged into the Telos because of the buffer. Even when the pedal isn't on. The clean boost is sooooo good on this thing. It makes all my amps sound better, which is a change for me as far as pedals go. Usually I am pretty disappointed with pedals. This one has really impressed me. I like what I hear from some of the Strymon pedals too, as far as their delay's and reverbs. I may add some kind of reverb at some point. There is a used EHX Cathedral down at the vintage shop around the corner. The effect loop on the Asheville doesn't like pedals, so there needs to be a switch on the pedal fro +4 or -10db settings. The Asheville's loop is copied from the SLO, which is +4, for rack gear. It overloads all of my pedals. One of the things I want Randy to change on the amp.
Oh yeah, I love the Telos. I am interested in the 3.14 too. Glad you are liking it. Just curious, when was the last time you talked to Lyle? I sent him an email 3 days ago, and haven't heard back. I also messaged him here on the forum about a week ago, and no response. I haven't seen him around at all either. Just wondering if you had talked to him.
When you figure shipping, please figure it for 43013 which is in central Ohio. My parents live there and I'm heading down on Feb. 12th. It's cheaper and more reliable to ship. If you can, figure for USPS Prioity...it will probably be around $8.