Wow, talk about a painful experience. Finding a pedal was the worst. I think I went through three in the first month alone. Each one had its unique qualities and it's all based on how you want to sound. Then like was mentioned below, I picked up a Jackson cabinet which had it's own sound to boot. Unfortunately you're going to have to do research and do some testing. I used youtube for my preliminary information (where was this when I needed it in the '90s!), then in-store where I could toy around with settings, and finally with my set-up itself. I also like to find guys who have a sound that I like and check out their rig and then mimic it. Once I've figure out how they made that sound I can make it my own. Good luck.