We all have our favorites. Having tried almost every dirt pedal discussed on this board, I find that most of them are quite similar to my ear. Given the plethora of options, I am curious as to why each of us chooses and keep the dirt pedals we love. I pose the following questions for discussion: 1.) What is your favorite dirt pedal of course, but more importantly, WHY did get it? -Was it based on the feedback of the board? -Great YouTube demo or sound clips? -Its the "sexy" pedal of the moment... -My favorite bass player has one. -The tone and features are the best. 2.) Does anyone besides me buy pedals because of the hype they get on TB? I have to admit, I have tried a few just because of the pseudo cool factor they add when posting pictures of my board. Here are my answers: A lot of what I buy is based on the feedback of this board. I think that is perfectly healthy and being able to talk to other gigging musicians is of significant benefit. After trying nearly everything, I have two primary dirt pedals; The Source Audio OFD and Brimstone Audio Crossover Distortion. I chose them because of the versatility. I play in church, and my setlist changes every week. I need something that can be changed week to week to fit the songs we are playing. I don't really have "my tone." The OFD is nuts when it comes to tweakability and diversity of options. I also love that I can adjust the gain or amount of distortion on the fly with an expression pedal. The Crossover Distortion is very similar given the amount of voicing options. It reaches tones that I haven't been able to find anywhere else. I have no affiliation with either company. I just find these two pedals best fit my personal needs. I'm interested to hear what everyone else thinks on this subject.