I'm looking for some advice as to which pedals I should get for a heavy metal setup, namely, which type of pedals, as I know personal preference will lead to crazy amounts of suggestions as to which effects pedal specifically I should buy. I have many Digitech pedals that have served me well. I really can't complain for the price I paid. But as I've recently upgraded my rig, I'm definitely starting to notice them lacking. I have a distortion pedal, a GK Diesel Dawg. I love it. It WILL be on my pedal board. I also have a modded Digitech Bad Monkey that will be staying. Other than that, there are no guarantees, though it is likely my EHX Deluxe Bass Big Muff will also stay. However, I'm also looking for a smoother fuzz. Cut to the chase: I'm looking at getting rid of Digitech Bass Squeeze, Bass Multi Chorus, Bass Driver, Turbo Flange, and Digidelay, as well as possibly the Bass Synth Wah. Should I get any "better" types of these effects? I like how chorus sounds, but I don't find it gets much use. Should I keep it, just for the few times I may need it, and deal with it being just OK, and not spectacular? I'm really looking at replacing the compressor with an MXR M87, and adding an MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe in there for that smoother fuzz I mentioned earlier. Would a noise gate be useful for high gain stuff? I don't plan on ridiculous amounts of gain or distortion, as I want to keep my tone relatively intact under the effects. What do you guys think? Get rid of all these and trade up? Should I worry about chorus? Which kinds of effects are essential for a standard metal setup? Thanks guys! Let the discussion begin!