I have acquired some really great pedals over the last 5 years... As a beginner and amateur, I use my pedals to record my own songs, mostly rock and heavier genres. I play all guitar parts, and bass, and the drums come from EZDrummer2. Unfortunately, I do not get to play with humans... 9 to 5 job, family... No time. I have nearly 30 pedals to choose from, yet I keep returning to the following 5 time and time again. Catalinbread Naga Viper Treble Boost Jam Pedals Retro Vibe II Origin Effects REVIVAL Drive Catalinbread Talisman Plate Reverb Origin Effects Cali 76 Compressor What few pedals do you go back to time and time again? Here they are, used in my latest amateur song... I had D-Day and being a Canadian the Juno Beach landing on my mind when I started this project, so I named it Juno Beach, and gave it a slight soundtrack flavor. [edit - solos added! I know... a quick wah job!] Naga Viper kicked the tone of my Marshall mini-Jubilee up a nothch or two - I cannot give this pedal enough praise! I have tried a lot of vibe pedals, and the Retro Vibe is really special in my view. It totally rocks on bass guitar - I loved the result in the song. Revival Drive - not much to be said... If you can afford it, go for it. Just top notch! Paired with the Naga Viper, it moves from plexi territory to higher gain tones no problem. The Talisman... What can I say, it is so great, I have two of them, one per each channel in stereo rig - I prefer this to any other 'true' stereo plate reverb out there... AND the Cali 76... So classy, so satisfying. I use the compact bass version on both guitar and bass. If only I had the talent to really make the best of this gear... I cannot for the life of me shred... No solos here... But I will keep on trying. Honourable mentions would go to (though not used in this song): Amptweaker Tight Metal Junior (to get to the face-melting zone where my amps cannot go...) and Zvex Fuzzolo silicon fuzz (designed by Joel Korte). Cheers!