can anybody suggest me some? i want a really smooth lead tone without too much attack when riffing and i figure this would be perfect.

I don't think i've ever used a compressor and been annoyed with the added noise, then you get a noise gate and then you're unhappy cause your notes don't sustain as long. But if you get a boost pedal and put it infront of your preamp distortion u'll get you compressed tone without added noise.

I found this out with my volume pedal (look below), and i think it's one of the best guitar investments i've ever done.

- Ibanez S470 (2004)
- late 70's vintage Fender Stratocaster (USA)
- VOX VT100 Amp
- Digitech Whammy Pedal
- Weeping Demon Wah Pedal
- Visual Sound Volume Pedal
- MXR Micro Amp