Recently jumped ship from modeling to a Lone Star and I’m looking to get some pedals and have some fun. The problem is this pedal market is pretty cancerous. Reminds me of wine since California wines blew up. Everybody has a pedal for everything and they are all doing flashy colors and art work to try to get you to spend money. I’m not a believer in tone wood or magic pedals or whatever. It’s all pretty simple circuits. my question for you guys is can I just pick a brand and buy the effects I want be ok? What brand? I’m eyeing Fender and Wampler becuase they don’t have annoying designs or anime ladys or jokes or pop culture on the box and I could make a clean-ish looking arrangement for my home, which I don’t want to clutter. Simple designs and the Wampler guy in particular is pretty no nonsense. He’s got videos explaining circuits and what his pedal is. He’s not trying to tell me that African babinga double cuts with phase 2 bridges have better tone than mahogany. Please use this thread and share your approach to buying pedals and insights or how you would do it different. It’s an expensive hobby and time consuming to sell if you end up not liking something. I don’t want to spend all my time researching the differences between tube screamers when really they’re all the same if you get what I’m saying. Or if they aren’t I guess let me know.