what crazy techniques/effects are good to get a more interesting sound? something that isnt my usual distortion+wah...

i have tried using a pick to tap for a louder sound. ive also tried to tapping very high root notes while doing arpreggios. any other suggestions?
That's not necessarily spicing up your sound/tone, that's just spicing up your playing.

But to answer your first question: Well, choruses and delays are pretty important in getting some more interesting sounds.
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You could get a multi-fx pedal of some sort, i have no experience with them so i done have any suggestions
i was considering chorus or octavia. Flanger or phaser do a similar thing to my wah so i dont see a need.

does chorus work with distortion? cause i like the sound but i dont really play much clean.