#1
Hello Guitar UG,
I don't normally post in this section, but here it goes.
My guitar playing friend will be getting some money pretty soon and wants to buy a few pedals for his FX line. Currently he doesn't have any (just an amp with a few different settings on it).

So my question is not which specific pedals to get, but which brands to look at and try out.
Pedals he'd want to look at:
Distortion
Overdrive
EQ/Noise Compressors
Wah
Chorus, Delay etc.
(This is in order of importance)

Type of music: Mainly Rock and Metal (Metallica to Avenged Sevenfold type stuff)
Budget: Overall maybe about £300-£500 (pound sterling).

Thanks for any advice
#2
Tell him to get 1-2 pedals at a time, play with them and realize whether or not he actually will use them. It's cool to have 10+ pedals, but the reality is unless your playing Explosions in the sky you don't need more than a handful.

The most important pedals to have are a tuner, noise gate, an OD, reverb, and delay in my opinion. Everything else is just extra icing on the cake.


EDIT: what kind of amp does he play? that'll effect whether he needs a noise gate (ss are usually quiet). also just saw the A7X Metallica part. Go for the wah pedal first and foremost then.
#3
any paticular brands he should look at to start with? I know Boss make pretty standard pedals, but are there any other notable brands for guitar? (I'm a bassist, so don't generally look at these things)