While my playing doesn't justify the use of pedals at this point, I've lusted after pedals since before I bought a bass. Some background, I picked up bass mostly for a fun hobby, with a little bit of creative catharsis on the side. I feel a few pedals will increase the fun, thus keep me coming back to bass. Now on to the meat: the Canterbury scene of the late Sixties and early Seventies is what helped me make my decision on getting a bass, thus a nice fuzz is what I would like first in my arsenal. After reading many reviews and listening to as many sound clips as I could get my hands on I believe I have settled on the Team Awesome Fuzz Machine as my fuzz of choice, with the Malekko B:Assmaster as my second choice (price difference being the biggest factor. I have also considered General Guitar Gadgets Brassmaster clone, but my severe lack of pedal building experience has led me to believe the extra cash on a premade pedal would be well worth it. It seems I would have enough Christmas cash to splurge on a second pedal as well. I'm not sure if I should go for a second fuzz, or something totally different. I quite like the sound of envelope filters, but haven't don't much research in the field. Chorus seems fun, but my research is also lacking. I recently chatted up the man behind Pro Tone Pedals, as he is local, and said that he makes both a fuzz and a chorus that work well on bass ( the Monster Fuzz and Raven Dirty Chorus respectively). I haven't found much info on either of these being used for bass, but he assured me they both sound great on bass, with the Monster Fuzz being designed mostly for bass. If you have made it this far, thank you. I now solicit the thousands of years experience I know Talk Bass collectively holds, and unlike most people seeking advice I will contemplate all replies and continue my research when work and bass practice permits.