I'm still figuring out what it's going to take to tweak my tone. I have sound ideas. But no idea on how to accomplish it (because. I'm an effects noob. i relied on tubes to give me all the hardcore-tonality i needed, now i need a little more oomph as i move from just driving my SVT to who knows where with my solid-state-nation, cleaner tones, whatnot.) Here's what i'd like. (warning possibly-hardcore-and-loud-like-substances) Song: Julia - Wait Mom and Dad (in the slow part i like the... clangy? sound, that's the major emulation issue. I don't know how to procure that... p.s. i do have the rights to temp distribute this song) Song: Hoover - Cuts Like Drugs (personally between 2 minutes and 4 minutes of that song is what i crave, especially the way the high end fuzzes up a little and then the low end clanks.) Song: Neil Perry - Fading Away Like the Rest of Them (I don't know if that's 'punch' or what. But also a big fan) Song: GlassJaw - Lovebites and Razorblades (Explicit!) (They all have like a common sound to them in the way they cut/attack? I want to say it's compression. But when i say cut/attack, I really don't know what i mean yet.) What pieces do i need? Is the commonality is a compressor and distortion/overdrive? I perused Bongo's list, keep looking around (and yes searching) on anything that those cats above have done. But. No Dice. And would prefer a pedal (if possible). Price range < $200 per piece.