Great thread. I did not use any effects for about the first 15 years I played, I was afraid of being dependent on them, and found them unreliable. now I own ten stompboxes, though my pedalboard only fits 5. Most of them are cheap stuff, with the possible exception of my Boss DD2, and my "71 Cry Baby. Now I play in a blues band, all I use is my Cry Baby, Transparent overdive, Dano tremelo, and my DF-7 on the TS-9 setting. I don't even bother with the board anymore. I like having that flexibility, to use only what I need.