Band/Casual - Bands Type of Music - Rock/Hard Rock/Metal Distortion - Amp (Mesa) Overdrive - Mesa Grid-Slammer - Not all Tubescreamers like Mesas, this one does. - Maxon OD808 - It's a classic for a reason, although I prefer the Grid Slammer. Tuner - TU-2 or TU-3 - Clip on tuners are great at home... one less thing in your signal path. But, they kind of suck on stage because they sense vibration, and if the band's playing everything in the room is vibrating so it's impossible to mute and fix your tuning mid song. Noise Gate - Never needed one Compressor - Hate EQ: - Not needed Flanger - Sucks. Delay - Strymon El Capistan - I really like tape delays... but this is way easier to carry around. Reverb - Not needed Fuzz - Fuzz Face - great for over the top leads. - Way Huge Swollen Pickle - Dial it in right and it sounds like a pissed off Big Muff that's trying to shred your speakers on you. - Boss FZ-2 - instant Electric Wizard. Wah - Dunlop Cantrell - Has a great sweep that doesn't get too bright or too muddy. Pretty much impossible to make it sound bad. Phaser - Phase 90 - Simple, gets the job done, you can spin the knob with your foot. Vibe - Fulltone Deja-Vibe - dial it in right and it's like playing on acid while underwater. - Dunlop Roto-Vibe - Runs on batteries. Chorus - Electro-Harmonix Small Clone - Always liked this one. It'd darker/thicker than Boss. - Pretty much any Boss chorus pedal is good if you want to give chorus a try on a budget. - Way Huge Blue Hippo - I use this more as a rotary/shimmer effect than as a standard chorus. Helps arpeggios and harmonics pop out.