Let me start off by saying I love to experiment with different sounds and tones. I found out however, that I got caught up in tone chasing and buying pedals and I found myself lost in a world of distortion and overdrive. So much so that It started becoming unsatisfying and down right redundant. I like different kinds of music but all of which are guitar driven. I like a nice crunchy classic rock sound as well and a heavy distorted meaty sound. I use a Marshall MG30CFX along with Epiphone Les Paul's and a Fender Mexican Strat. I suddenly discovered through all this was the fact that I wasn't enjoying my guitars. I'm not a professional musician and I don't play in a band, I just love guitars and playing them and somewhere along the way I had forgotten about that. Out of all the pedals I have I decided to pick 2 sounds that I enjoy playing, one is a heavy metal meaty distortion. For this, I chose the Boss Metal Zone, That's right, the ole Boss Metal Zone. I've heard a bunch of people hate on this pedal but to me, I think its great. I had to dial it in which took a while because I have guitars with active EMG's and passive Pro Buckers so to find a nice setting took a little work. The other pedal I chose was the Boss BD-2 (Bluesdriver). The BD-2 may be the best pedal I own, it's very versatile, you can get a multitude of tones from it and its great just as an overdrive for your amp. I guess the point to this post is that we all love playing guitars, specifically Les Paul's, and we all enjoy great tone. If you have a well setup guitar you'll be surprised how good your tone can be regardless of how many pedals you use. Have fun my friends and enjoy your LP's.