Well, maybe a slight exaggeration, but I've not tended to really use pedals much in the past: I'd maybe stick some kind of distortion pedal in front of a clean amp, but other than a few pedals I bought back in the 1980s I tend to just dig one out once in a while. I recently got involved with a covers band, playing lead guitar. To be fair I could probably do most of the songs with my Marshall Mini Jubilee set to either a slight crunch, or switch to the dirty channel, but I thought that I'd put what pedals I had onto a used Nano+ 'board I found. Of course I justified getting a few more as I went along and by complete accident found that stacking a couple of them gives a decent ZZ Top sound (for 'Tush'). I've got the overdrive and compression pedals on the input of the amp, then the delay, reverb and clean boost goes in the loop: There is enough headroom to use the clean boost for lifting solos up (unless we start playing stadiums, then I'll get the soundman to mic me up ). State of play so far: I'm trying an MXR Timmy out over the weekend, so the Soul Food might get replaced by that: I find the SF a bit 'boxy' sounding, like I've swapped the speaker for a smaller one. The SL drive might seem a bit redundant into a Marshall, but the Mini Jubilee isn't really a 2 channel amp; they share the same gain control, so it goes from pretty clean to a very saturated sound using the footswitch. You can balance the volume so that the clean and dirty channels match (or not if you prefer), but shared eq and the main gain control mean it takes a bit of setting up to be able to use it for gigs, with just a footswitch. The SL drive allows me to dial in that more crunchy classic rock sound (it's not too far off what my SV20H 'Plexi' amp sounds like to be fair, so it does a good job). The idea was to have a low distortion pedal, then a Plexi type pedal and a fuzz pedal on top of the base clean(ish), with the dirty channel for full on saturated sounds. I'm still experimenting with the 'toneprint' settings for the HOF and the Flashback TC pedals. So far the standard Plate reverb seems to work well and analogue echo on a slapback setting covers the cleaner songs. I don't think changing settings during a gig would be a great idea, so unless I need to use chorus instead of slapback I'd need to decide beforehand which one to load. Not too sure about the RAT clone (Mooer Black Secret) yet. We will be adding a couple of 70's punk songs later, so I bought it for those sounds. I don't think it's too critical about where it goes in the chain (not like a Fuzz face for example), though I might move it nearer the front of the chain. Funny thing is: Tonight I played through our set list using just the Marshall clean or dirty and my Esquire (which I've fitted an Eric Clapton mid boost and a tapped pickup)...maybe I don't need the pedal board after all?