I don't like to use pedal effects (or stomp boxes) for my guitar because they get in the way of my tone. I picked my guitars based on the sound they made before I even plugged them in. I try to keep as much of that purity in the final sound as possible. I like the amp to do all the coloring of the tone. Straight into the amp is really the best way to get a pure tone. Too many cords take away tone as well. And I ditched my wireless when I realized how much it changed my sound. With that said, I do use one pedal. It's a Pro Co Rat distortion pedal. (the vintage one) With the distortion set at 9:00 it works as an overdrive and gives me a perfect lead sound with just the right compression. And with my Tele on the bridge pickup I can get really expressive with bends and volume swells. Now here's the part where you're going to think I'm nuts. I only use Eveready batteries. Duracell gives me a different tone than I like and using a power supply really goofs it up. I also like the size of the knobs. It's real easy to adjust the volume with my foot when I need that extra push over the edge.