To me, effects are like a red flag to a bull, I hate them but understand some forms of music do indeed require a tone that cannot be gained without them. For me the very best Fx pedals ive owned were: Analogman Tubescreamer TS9, never shoulda sold it, sweet tones all the way. My current Morley Bad Horsie Wah 2, its a gem , none of that stomping away to get it to work and tonally, i love it. Honourable mention to Barber Direct Drive, a giantkiller and ridiculous value for money. And the worst I can remember: Boss MT2 metal zone, two hornets having a farting contest in a jam jar, 10 minutes with this was 9 minutes too long. Digitech RP6 multifx unit, not a usable tone in the whole thing. Boss CS3 compressor, simply awful, noise and poor tone by the bucketloads. MXR C101 compressor, read the hype , bought one, sold it within a week, tone killer !!!!!! theres a few, lets readabout your gems and your not so goods and did you keep them.