I used to use a lot of dirt. I had blue, yellow and orange Boss pedals, and the blue one was almost always on. Not any more. A few years back I started trying to play clean, er, as clean as a 12 watt amp will let me. We landed this phenomenal country chicken picking, g & b bender, twin player, hense my inspiration. He's the cause of all this. Now, 2 years later, I've assembled the tools. Quality delay, comp, od (I still need a little crunch sometime), & boost. That high end comp pedal changed my life. I'm really digging it. He asked me to get the amp's 2 button foot switch working, so I did. Now, I've even played with the Reverb off! Wow. And two songs, so far, using the Tremelo. Holey crap! Never did that before. Amazing how much different the Delay pedal sounds with the reverb off. I feel learning to play clean, took me from an ok guitar player to a pretty darned good guitar player. I'm really impressed with it. "I'm a better player now than I've ever been", is kind of a dumb statement cause you get better every time you play, but I'm amazed by how much more fun I'm having now. Everyone should try it.