Nope, not cheap but not boutique high either you may find your drive pedals going by the wayside though. Honestly, I don't know why I have so many pedals. Fun to play with but my favorite tones are generally my amp at the edge of break up or clean but they do help provide a different flavor. Effects pedals are just fun and good for breaking me out of a rut. I got stuck with too many amps for different flavors then decided cabs/speakers were the way to get different flavors and now I have too many flavors. I really should thin things down but where do you begin. It's harder when you can't try first, an issue with the remote area the I live. Hopefully, you don't have that issue as well.