I usually don't use any effects. I've got an Ibanez DL5 and a CD10 delay champ that had been collecting dust for 20+ years. After hearing a friend use delay I started messing with my old delay pedals. Really liked the CD10 best and it seems easy on batteries. Used it on a gig last night, and a sound guy I know came by and said he really like my tone I left it on all night~ level @2 repeat @1 and delay time @3 1/2 Not a heavy effect but enough to add some ambiance. Going up on high strings seemed smoother, bass riffs seemed snappier, jazz chords seemed really lush...Don't think I'm in danger of building a pedal board, but delay has certainly found a spot in my arsenal.