Coming from the acoustic guitar and mostly just plugging straight into the pa, I am not very experienced with pedals. But for my homebuilt Tele, and my new Gretsch electromatic 12, I have been using the Seymour Duncan 805, which is basically a Tube Screamer. Can give a nice clean boost, add a little grrrrowl, or tear up the highway like a big ol’ Dinosaur. I like the 3 ch eq: bass, mid, treb controls. Yeah, the choices are endless. I got this TS type pedal because I was not very good at tweaking my old Digitech multi-effects board, an RP-300A to get the lighter soft clipping sounds that I was looking for. My favorite factory settings on that are called TUNER and BYPASS. . I do use it for chorus, phaser, wah, and reverb/delay, not so much for the metal stuff. Kind of a learning curve with those multi pedal units.