Sooo true. Don’t forget “attitude” while delivering those sounds. The top two I can think of are Link Wray and Steve Cropper. I was an 80s kid that was surrounded by music on the radio that took a bit of effort to learn the passages. Then one day I heard Link Wray and it made me realize the space between notes and feel was ALOT more important than how many notes I can pull off on each measure. That led me down the path of searching for other players like that. Cropper was the next player that I found was the master of soul technique. They both never played passages that could be considered technically difficult by what most would define the term technical. Both excel in feel and playing notes that were technically soul grabbing. I have yet seen a pedal can do that…pedals inspire creativity yes…but never help with delivery of soul. Nobody NEEDS a Compressor to be a good player but if it inspires then that’s a good thing.