Once upon a time, choosing dirt pedals was fairly straightforward for me, in part because I was always using them to help warm up and lend a "tubey" grind to my amps. I found that a Blue Tube worked best in front of my old SWR amps (it had periods of being "always on"), and I ran through a whole bunch of different dirt pedals in front of my Shuttle 6.0, including a Pork Loin, a Sublime, a Tall Font Russian, a Phat Phuk B, an OCD, an OxFuzz Bass, and a Tone Hammer pedal. So, yeah, I've gone through one or two in search of the perfect tone for me. But then, something very cool happened, and I went out and picked up an Aguilar Tone Hammer amp (TH 350), and now that warm, slightly driven tone (I use gain and drive each at about 50%) is built right into my amp! I didn't find much need to use any dirt pedals with it for awhile, and ended up selling some off. I am extremely happy with my basic tone now, probably the best sound I've ever had! However, I'm starting to think that getting a dirt pedal again might be helpful, for a few reasons: 1) I'd rather not have to tweak my amp in the middle of a set (or song) to bring up the gain and drive when I need to be a little more pronounced or driven. 2) I'm about to enter into the word of envelope filters, and I've heard that having a little bit of fuzz ahead of them can be a good thing. 3) I still suffer from dirt pedal addiction and can't really stand not having one currently. My criteria includes the following: - Must sound good with the TH350 amp (and my 2 1x12 cabinets). The pedals I listed above, while still sounding wonderful to me and fantastic when I hear demos of them that are recorded directly, seemed a bit redundant now when I get a warm driven tone from my amp that I love (although maybe I'm wrong, and warm+warm=excellent). I also don't want the pedal to take away from the amp's tone that I love - I guess that means it should be relatively "transparent"? - Must sound good in a live setting. I don't really care how great it sounds in my basement, I need this to work live, and to make me pop up front in the mix when necessary (At present I play mostly classic/bluesy/Canadian rock along with some countryish tunes and starting to get into some R&B/mild funky stuff, with 2 other guitars and a drummer). - Must play well with active and passive basses (I have a Warwick Thumb and a Squier Jazz). So whaddya think TB? Any suggestions for me? Maybe I don't need a dirt pedal at all and I should just tweak with my amp...or maybe I just need a clean boost...or maybe I need an overdrive, a distortion, and 12 types of fuzz. I'm open to suggestions, and would appreciate any and all input. Thanks!