I'll never play without a clean blend again if there are effects involved ... makes a huge difference & not just with dirt or fuzz.
The LS-2 is def a lot of bang for the buck but the Badger Schism is butter! & the phase switch is very handy.
Surprised me the difference when you A/B the phase ... more or less impact depending on the order of the chain & type of effect.
In a perfect world using a separate amp for effects would be best .... but a real pain to lug all that gear if you play a lot & don't have roadies.
Your just a Poser if you don't use a clean blend!