Haven't received it yet. I asked them to hold on shipping it to a more convenient time for me to receive it (ie: work from home). I'm not a NGD thread type of person, but if I remember, I'll get back to you.
Depending upon the sort of "Shoegaze" sound you're going for, it may not be as effects-heavy as you think.
Kevin Shields created most of his sounds with compression, EQ, vibrato arm, and alternate tunings. Yes, there were distorted amps but those weren't really the hallmark. Other groups played cleaner than you might think, and then use multiple tracks on the album to create the layered "wall of sound".