#1
Okay, so this is my planned rig:

Guitar-->Volume Pedal-->Korg Pitchblack-->Distortion-->EHX Small Clone-->MXR 10-Band EQ-->Amp


I'm trying to decide what Distortion Pedal I want. I've heard everything from Boss DS-1 to Boss DS-2 to Ibanez Tube Screamer. I'm going for an alternative/punk/pop punk tone. Also, some help on deciding which volume pedal would be nice.

The amp will either be a 30 or 50 watt Mesa Boogie or Traynor Tube Comno. As for the guitar, it will be one of these four guitars:

1. Epiphone Les Paul Custom Ebony, with all black hardware. (Ex. The gold bridge and tailpiece will be black, the tuners will be black, the pickup covers will be black, etc.) Duncan Custom in the Bridge and the Duncan '59 in the neck.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphon...337-i1149998.gc

2. Fender Fat Strat Black with Rosewood Fretboard, with all black hardware. Duncan Custom in the Bridge and the Duncan '59 in the neck.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-...638-i1148871.gc

3. Fender '72 Telecaster Deluxe Black, with black hardware. I'm also switching out the 250K Pots for 500K Pots, and I'm putting in a new switch. Duncan Custom in the Bridge and the Duncan '59 in the neck.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-...389-i1146696.gc

4. Michael Kelly Patriot Shadow. Duncan Custom in the Bridge and the Duncan '59 in the neck.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Michael...295-i1147699.gc

So yes! Please help me decide! And for both the volume and distortion pedal, I'm guessing around a $200 to $250 budget.
#3
you wont need a distortion pedal to get pop punk out of a mesa.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#4
^or a traynor for that matter

anyway if you want a boost get an ibanez tubescreamer tha twould work for a lead boost or tightening up your sound

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.