• Jay M.

    I think it comes down to what you like and how you want to shape your sound so that you have a sound/tone that is unique to you.  I am from the "less is more" approach.  I use a pre-amp/power-amp setup, the only f/x I use are chorus for to enhance my clean tones, occassional delay for leads and a wah pedal.   The key factor is get what sounds good to you and don't be afraid to experiment with a variey of setups to get "your sound"