Well hello there!
Ok, I’m going to share what I have as a buyer’s help guide.
I’ve recently acquired a few new ones. I’m in love with the East River Driver and Graphic Fuzz. The latter is very versatile.
I also have a Stereo Polyphase “which they discontinued”, but I got at a discounted price. My father owns one of the old Small Stones, so I kind of grew up listening to a phaseshifter. I think it’s great. I’m not sure why they discontinued.
Stereo Pulsar, compact in size but great sounding with a lot of options. I recently became interested in the surf / rockabilly kind of sound.
Stereo Electric Mistress, i’m not actually a big fan of chorus, but maybe more of flanger. But when I use it, I actually leave the rate knob before 12 o’clock to select the a frequency, rather than have it sweep through.
Germanium 4, I hardly use it, don’t like it.
White finger, I think it’s great, a lot of control over compression. But to understand proper compression, I advise you to look into music recording tutorials on compression. trust me.
Memory Boy, I think it might be a love hate relationship. it’s not a transparent pedal. It adds warmth to the sound “which is supposedly natural for analog delays, and as a matter of fact Ritchie Blackmore used a tape delay machine, just to add warmth to the sound.” And I feel it adds a bit of gain to the sound. I’m not happy about that.
Having all of these in the chain, actually cut out a part of the signal. I tested. the sound feels a bit muted, less high end. the price you pay for having several pedals and extra cabling.
There you go, hope that helps!