Some may have noted that I love my Fender Mustang modelers and talk them up whenever I can. I've stated that they have tons of pedals built in but I've realized that sometimes it is best to still use a real pedal. No surprise for most of you. I broke the ice when I bought a fantastic D'Addario tuner pedal because it is easier to use than the tuners in the amps (bigger, better, faster, more accurate display) and mutes the input when I want to switch guitars, a huge benefit. So now I want to get a 7-band (or higher) EQ just because it can have such a huge affect on the sound and will be fun to play with. I think a compressor will be an always-on option for me, especially recommended with the 12-string. I don't want to spend more than around the $100 range for each of these but see the cheap imports for less than $50. I've watched a number of Comp reviews and many don't seem to have much effect. Can anyone recommend an EQ and Comp that are good value for an entry-level player?