I'm just starting with my solo project on bass (played a couple of open mics), and I've found that I am having a hard time coming up with enough material without effects. I mean I have enough material for a 20 minute set no problem, but I don't want to play the same stuff every week. Currently I only have a compressor, but I am saving up for a looper, probably the Boss RC-20XL, as well as a 7 string bass, to help branch out into more possibilities. So my question to you all is, what are some effects that you solo players (or non-solo players) feel you couldn't play without? Also, any suggestions for other loopers to look into would be appreciated. Thanks.