Hello, I am looking of building a budget pedalboard for live concerts in small venues with my instrumental post metal band (something a bit similar to Russian Circles). The context: We are a 3 member band (drums, guitar and me on bass) and we avoid looping too much so I need to fill the space when my mate does leads. Most of our song are low, we are tuned in B. We have been playing together for many years in different projects but this formula is new to us - we said to give it a try after too many vocals failed us. So far for composing and rehearsals I used my 5 string bass (Squier Jazz Bass V deluxe) with a Zoom B1XON and a Big Muff clone (has a blend knob and does enough noise ) + various amps depending on what studio we rent (we rehearse in two different cities because of our jobs). The zoom helped me try different sounds for cheap but it wouldn’t go on stage with it. I could still use it as a tuner, volume pedal and some other stuff but i would rather have a simpler and smaller pedal board with specialised parts. I want to make something decent that can be upgraded later. I can afford to spend around 300 euros. Everything from my list below is available from Thomann - I live in Romania so not much of a market for buying used and the local shop doesn't really have what I want and the prices are way bigger anyway. What I am thinking of buying: First in the chain a tuner, a cheap Harley Benton with true bypass seems good enough for tuning and muting everything (cost 18 euros) Then a gentle compressor - probably always on - to make the sound a bit more equal and full. Is the TC Electronic Forcefield up for the task? (cost 29 euros) Next will probably be the fuzz that i already have. I will use it for some wall of sound parts and under a few solos / leads that are over heavy riffs. Also sounds nice on long notes under guitar tapping . I might add an original big bass muff in the future - you can never have to much fuzz, right? I would then put something for the softer atmospheric parts. Right now I rely of softer playing but I am thinking of adding a bit of analog delay - nothing too extreme. Would the Behringer vd400 do it? It's got nice reviews and it’s too cheap not to try… (cost 19 euros) I don't need it in any of our finished songs but I feel tempted to buy a looper. I like the Nux Loop Core but I can skip it and use the money to upgrade something else. (cost 69 euros) At the end of the chain the Hartke Bass Attack 2 (cost 88 euros). I really need a D.I. box since I don't own a good enough amp and I don't have the budget or the real need for one. This would also give me a decent overdrive that should go well on some parts. Also I like the shape part, depending on how it will match my gear I can use it as a boost for some parts or at least as a cut to let the guitar breath. I can't find too many demos online but it looks like a nice piece of gear for the money. To power it all I think the Harley Benton power plant iso 1 (cost 49 euros) is enough and from the reviews seems quiet and reliable. All the 8 channels are isolated and have 500 mA. None of the pedals above require more than 9v. I was initially looking at the power plant junior from Harley Benton but it only has 5 outputs and my list already has 6 items and i would like to avoid daisy chains. Another option would be Mooer Micro Power, but I’m not sure it’s worth the extra 20 euros. I enjoy woodworking so I will build the board myself. Everything except for the looper costs a bit over 200 euros. My specific questions: Am I going cheap with something that I will regret? Is there anything I could live without or something I should add? Sorry for the extremely long post and thank you for your time and suggestions.