I started playing guitar when I was 12 or 13. I took lessons for a while, but mostly learned to play by ear. I had crappy guitars, for the most part and even worse amps. I tried pedals a few times, trying to make my crappy guitars and amps, sound good. Plus, with barely the money for the guitars and amps, the pedals I quit playing for a very long time. At least 18 years. I finally walked into a store one day about two years ago, and asked to see a LP. My journey had restarted, with much joy and amazement. Bought a lot of guitars and amps, since. I was happy. I had an guitar/amp, that hit about every tone I wanted. Though, for some of the 80s stuff I wanted to play... I really needed a bit more oomph. So I looked into pedals again. I DIY'd my first pedalboard, after digging out a barely working CryBaby, OD and Flanger. The 2nd revision came out nice enough, I decided to put some money into it. I bought an isolated power supply. And I bought pedals. Lots of pedals. I believe every pedal I've purchased recently, has been this month only. Not sure when I bought the JHS wah, that started it. Here's my recent purchases and my impressions of them. Personally, other than a chorus... I think I built just about the perfect board for me. I can plug it into the front end of any one of my amps, and most sound better than they ever did, for a lot of the stuff I play. Jubilee doesn't necessarily sound better, just different. More bite, for sure. Everything has a BIG bite to it. The only pedal I already owned before this mad journey started. The Boss CS-3, I bought probably a year ago. Chain Order: Volume (split to tuner) > Wah > Compressor/Sustain > Soul Food OD > EP Booster > Decimator II > Phase > Delay > Reverb Ernie Ball VP Jr Volume Pedal - Does what its supposed to do, does it well. I'm not a fan of the string, but whatever. It works. Haven't decided where I want it in the chain. Though, I do like it where it's at. The beginning. JHS Dunlop CryBaby - Has a true bypass and tone shaping, volume pot. The tone shaping takes it from a Wah to a Whoa... which is pretty cool. I keep it at noon. The best sounding wah, I've ever used. I can't ever see parting with it, as I've always owned a wah pedal, whether I was playing or not. Boss CS-3 Compressor/Sustain - Not my favorite pedal in the world, but I think some of it, is user error. I need to play with the settings maybe? I run it max attack, sustain about 3/4. Level and Tone at noon. It does do what I want, I just think it sounds a bit too harsh. EHX Soul Food OD - I bought this, because I was watching a Johan Segeborn video and the pedal he was using, was divine. I saw in the comments, it was Klon. Then I saw this was a Klon clone... watched some videos and decided it was a good idea. It truly was. My old Boss OS-2 immediately came off the board. While, I did like that pedal. The Soul Food hits that tone, and just has "it," in my opinion. Might mod it, just to see what else it can do. Xotic EP Booster - While I knew this wasn't a clean boost, I kept reading the same thing. People loved it. A lot of guys ran it as an always on pedal. I view it more as an EQ/Gain boost goose, than the db boost I was looking for. Having said that, I don't think its going anywhere. Its might get moved to front of OD pedal and the Mini Spark I have on order, after. But... I'll most likely keep the Xotic for a while. It makes all my amps sound better, except the Jubilee and it just makes her sound different. She's already perfection. I had heard it was a "dark" pedal... which I was worried with the Tweaker/Mesa are a dark sounding combination at lower volumes especially. The EP really brought to life, however. No more, sounding muffled at bedroom volumes. Though, with the boost... I don't have much wiggle room on "bedroom volume." ISP Decimator II - This was originally suggested to me, when they only still made the first version. I was against it at that time. The way it was explained to me, I thought it would rob too much of everything. Sustain, tone, volume. Just sounded like a bad idea, from the guy that told me about it. I was set on a NS-2, which I never bought. In the meantime, I had become impressed with the ISP boxes. When it came time to buy, I didn't hesitate to get this noise suppressor. Easiest and one of the best pedals, I've ever used. If it was stolen, would definitely replace. MXR EVH Phase 90 - I was looking for the old school orange box, but when this popped up, I grabbed it. Eddie Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Rush... this nails them. You can have it, when you pry it from my dead fingers. I have always tried to have a Phase. I had an original, which I stupidly sold when I was I think 15. I won't make the mistake again. TC Electronics Flashback Delay - My impulse buy. I know I'll eventually use it. Plus, with the TonePrint, gives it a lot of options. I just have a lot of things I'm playing with now. I'll eventually get to discovering how well this works. Sounds awesome! TC Electronics HOF Reverb - I didn't have any need for the full size model and am relieved I didn't spend for one. This one is perfect. I wanted a very simple, good sounding, effective reverb. The TonePrint software is favorite on this pedal, so far. Special Mention: TC Electronics Polytune 2 Noir. Thank you for being very tiny.