The question: "What is your favorite pedal?" is like asking, "What is your favorite wine?" to a wino!.
ANY PEDALS, ALL PEDALS, THE ANSWER IS YES PLEASE!
But there are several I seem to gravitate towards in sessions. First, I've been in love with Zachary Vex's Z-Vex pedals for some time now. He's very inventive, and started out by offering uniquely hand-painted cases on his designs. Some Z-Vex Pedals that I like:
And recently I discovered dozens of incredible guitar effects from a company in Akron, Ohio named Earthquaker Devices. Some interesting boxes are:
The ultimate fuzz that goes "raaaarrrrrr" with one setting and "zzzzzeeeezzzz" with another setting
Designed by the drummer from the popular New Zealand 80's new wave band named "Split Enz". I like it because it adds just enough of a boost and growl to give life to any listless guitar, without obnoxious shouting.
Here are photos of some of these beauties, along with a pic of a whole buffet of Earthquaker Devices...