Ok...inspired by this video, I've been lusting after an eq pedal do use as a 'de-booster' like Paul does in conjunction with a compressor and chorus. Already got the compressor for this reason, and was saving for the equalizer.
Imagine my surprise when while I was adjusting the settings on my stompboxes while getting ready for a practice session, I found that my little Dyna-comp clone works brilliantly for exactly this purpose if you roll the level down to about two and turn the sustain all the way up! I'm currently getting the best clean tone I've had in ages this way. May as well cross the eq pedal off the shopping list now.