#1
I am looking into the BBE sonic Max because i can get it for $75
#2
don't, it may "enhance" your tone, but it makes it digital and...just bad in general.

MXR all the way.
The simpleton's rig:
Fender Roadhouse Stratocaster
Homemade Fuzz pedal "the chainsaw"
Peavey Valveking 212.
#4
Well what kind of change are you looking for? Why are you considering either more than the other?
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