I am either going to be playing through a Crate amp (no effects) or through a set of nice speakers (klipsch floor standing).

Which do you guys recommend.

They're all amazing, personally I prefer the tonelab. But I'd play a gig with any without much persuasion.

If you're looking for an amp as well, I think Radial and Tech 21 each make really good clean amps that are made to be used with multi effects.
Alvarez dreadnought
Gibson SG
Homemade Strat (seymour duncan classic stack p/ups)
Vox Tonelab (original desktop model) with full board footswitch
Vox AD50
Avatar V30 4x12 cab