Same thread that's been started a billion times probably, but here is the gear I use: Strats (one with Gilmour EMGs, the other with 59's in the bridge/neck and a hot rails in the middle by SD) into: Crybaby 535, Digitech HardWire Tube Overdrive, MXR Classic Overdrive, TC Nova Delay, into a Holy Grail. Into: Vox AC30C2 and/or '65 TRRI I've tried a Tubescreamer and I'm not a huge fan...doesn't mean I might not like clones though I guess. I'm looking to stay more in the mid range for gain, I never do anything too heavy. From what I've heard, I think I may like the Lovepedal Amp11, Tim, Cool Cat TOD (That's what I've heard anyway), and the Fulldrive II. Am I way off on what those sound like? Any suggestions on things to try? Are all of these safe bets? What are your opinions. BTW: I'm new so I'll do the "introduction" thing here. My name's Chris from Kentucky. What's up.