Only three stompboxes is pretty limlited. I like to switch between a clean sound with comp, a semi clean sound with a mild overdrive, a pretty high gain sound with overdrive and a realy high gain sound for solo. And I like to spice them up with phaser, chorus, echo and reverb. Only three pedal will not be enough to achieve that. So a good multi fx like the good old ME-5 or a switching system with at least 8 pedals will be necessary for the different sounds I want.