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## So Many Switches

As I was changing over to play guitar, my friend started explaining to me how to operate his complicated foot-switch setup.  He stepped on a switch.

Click.  The light came on.  “This one’s slapback.”  Click.  The light went off.

Click.  “This one’s long delay.”  Click.

Click.  “This one’s boost.”  Click.

I started to get confused.  Then it hit me:  there are

$2^{10} = 1024$

possible combinations of effects!

So I asked to go back to the bass.