26 jalexanderdixon 11 months ago I hadn't bought a pedal in years until two years ago when I picked up the Alter Ego v2. It's been a great delay but it hasn't replaced my old Dan echo. I find I only use the Echo Rec setting which I love for the modulation. Using two delays at once is a lot of fun. This year I have added two more pedals. The first is a Hartman dial fuzz with a germanium and silicon circuit. I have never been a fuzz or even distortion guy, but the boys in wilco inspired me to branch out. The guy I bought this pedal from only liked the silicon side, but I find the germanium side is more for me. The option of stacking two fuzzes is a lot of fun too!I am still considering picking up a zvex fuzz factory before the year is out because of its ability to make insane noise beyond the usual fuzz. My other pedal this year is a line 6 m13 which is my first modelling pedal. When I bought my Dan echo way back when, I couldn't afford the dl-4. This box has all four of line 6's modelers (delay, modulation, filters, distortion) in one plus a ton of other features. I know many are against digital modellers, but this box is pure fun. I could play with this thing forever, but my early revelations have been using compression for the first time, the amazing replica of the old four button boss chorus ensemble ( say goodbye to my twenty year old super chorus) and some amazing experimentation with filters.