Got a $100 gift card to guitar center for my b day. What pedal do I buy?

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    Title is pretty self explanatory. I'm willing to throw down another $100-$150 for the right pedal.

    Not super into chorus, flanger, etc. Mainly just looking at delays/reverbs (hybrids & 2 in ones are cool) as long as they can do "post rock in a box".

    As far as OD's/distortions go I don't really care for tube screamer style pedals, and I've not found an HM-2 variant that I really bond with. Fuzz pedals are often to muddy for my taste as well. I really liked my OCD and kinda regret selling it, but I feel like I could find better, and my boss OS-2 works great on bass, but doesn't really do it for me with guitar imo. I like a fair amount of distortion/OD, but of course it has to be tight and articulate, with lots of attack (but NOT NECESSARILY DJENT). I really like Kurt ballou's tone, obviously, as well as band's like birds in row, portrayal of guilt, respire, Gillian Carter, etc. I know Kurt has said he used the Providence Stampede OD (what his business card PCB is based on) on you fail me & axe to fall and GC has a used one for about $130.

    Also, I'll be using it in either stero or mono configurations with either my Sunn concert lead, peavey musician 400, or valveking head going into either a Sunn 610L, 1 or 2 silverstripe peavey 2x15's (both replaces with eminence betas), or a peavey oversized 412.
     
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    Maybe pay a bit more and get the Avalanche Run?
     
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    A used Earthquaker Dispatch Master should run you $120-140 if the GC used site has any. I had one for a while and it was a pretty nice one-stop-shop for ambient sounds into a clean channel. I only sold mine because I already had a handful of other pedals to cover those sounds :2c:

    EDIT: if you don't want to add any cash on top of the $100 gift card, it's hard to go wrong with an MXR Carbon Copy or TC Hall of Fame
     
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    I am thinking MXR 10-Band EQ. Incredibly useful pedal in many different situations.
     
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    Used keeley caverns. Like the eqd except you can run reverb and delay seperate or together.
     
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    Two different tuners.
     
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    Earthquake devices afterneath. Its amazing
     
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    Wow, thanks for all the responses y'all! I've been interested in the afterneath for quite a while, but have waiting for more used ones to pop up/prices to drop and it looks like a viable option rn. I've my bandmate had a dispatch master, which I've used quite a bit, but imo it does alot of things well but it isn't super great at anything (no diss on the pedal, that just means it's hella versatile and a good all in one. Just not as unique as the afterneath).

    I've never looked into any of boss' rv stuff, but I'll check it out. I had a dd20 for a time, but I felt overwhelmed by all the options and found myself doing more tweaking than playing, but maybe one of thier smaller note affordable pedals would be a better option for me.
     
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    Just make sure to get the silver newer one. The black one I have is too noisy, and I've heard that's an improvement on the newer version in silver with the blue LEDs.
     
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    My two cents. If I were to get a new verb pedal, it would be the Ocean's 11.
    If you happen to get an EQD Avalanche Run, absolutely plan on using an EXP with it.
     
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    I would look at mini pedals for that price range
     
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    Buck the trend here and buy a SM57! :lol:
     
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    Two Metal Zones. Double the fizz!

    Edit: Oh, wait. They still cost almost $100 a piece. Well, just one then.
     
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    Thankfully we already have a couple but that's a good call. I was thinking I could be practical & buy one of those solderless diy cable kits and some strings but that's no fun at all :lol:
     
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    Ok, so after some thought and watching some demos I think I'm feeling the boss rv6. Looks like third a few for $99 plus shipping. Plus the stereo outputs would be a plus so I can still run 2 heads without the need for an ab/y pedal. At the same time though the afterneath is still really tempting.... Every demo I've heard of it sounds perfect for what I wanna do, but is It capable of more traditional/conservative sounds? I'm not looking for anything that's gonna sound "cheesy" after a while.
     

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