Originally Posted by wcoffey81
well this question died a quick death. i guess i should have done a "best for" after all.
It's a big question and not easy to answer, especially since one mans turd IS another mans gemstone.
I'd suggest a Zoom B3. It covers a lot of bases fairly well and isn't unholy expensive. I always liked old DOD pedals and they're dirt cheap, but they can be hit and miss.
Your tastes will probably change as you learn to use effects, also. When I first started using effects I went and auditioned a Bassballs and a Micro QTron for all my filter pedal needs. I hated the Bassballs at that time and loved the MicroQ, but a few years later I gave the Bassballs another shot and now it's my favorite filter. /digression