* I just re-read this before hitting Post and I see that it seems a bit fanboy-ish, but, hey, it's true, so I'm posting it anyway. *
After a few decades of gear swapping I seem to be ending up with an all Pettyjohn board.
The tone and feel match perfectly with my playing, and the Pettyjohn stuff loves all of my guitars and amps. I'm never feeling like I'm missing or looking for anything. It's all right there, a few very easy tweaks away. Stephen Pettyjohn said it like this: a truly good piece of analog gear should only ever add to the signal, never diminish it. That's how I feel about his gear, too.
The PreDrive changed my whole approach to my signal chain and is the one pedal I'd hate to be without. The best Boost/Buff/Lift/EQ device I've ever plugged my guitar into. Big and clean yet lively, bright, and full of body. By far the best purchase I made in the last year or two.
PettyDrive, V1 and V2. These things can do almost everything! V1 is much lower Gain but has a clearer voice; V2 is a lot more modern with a lot more Gain on tap. The PettyDrive is both the Chime and Iron pedals in one housing, which I like because of the single power cable and smaller footprint.
Fuze. Blendable Fuzz and High-Gain Distortion. Awesome and massive. Three different Fuzz flavours - Big, Bigger, and a spitty, high-gain gated Fuzz called Nuke. At minimum on the Gain knob the Distortion side is huge and aggressive, and it just goes "massiver" from there. The two circuits are blended in parallel for any kind of lead tone I might want. The Shawn Tubbs demo is spectacular:
I have a Filter Deluxe on the way, and then it's a Crush for me. I'd love to find that it could replace my Effectrode compressor! (Turns out that despite how good Tubes sound, I'm just not confident on having them in pedals on the floor.)
Now if we can just get Pettyjohn to make a Delay!