Quote by pib

not really the same as a power conditioner. although those are good for spikes it does nothing if voltage is lower. the power conditioner is designed to keep the power consistent 
sounds like what you really need is a different collar. if you get one that goes around the chest and behind the legs it's almost impossible for them to get out (if adjusted correctly. this will also help a great deal with the pulling and give you better control. 
Tubescreamer should do the trick just fine as mentioned proper EQ is essential to making things work. 
well what are you playing now?  a floating style bridge may be more of a hindrance than help if you have just started to learn to play. honestly you can find a good guitar for less than what you stated and certainly if bought used. while i commend the idea of buying a good guitar no reason to go overboard until you get a far better handle on what works for you. 
tastes do change and as you get more experience you may find that some guitars suite you better than others.  everyone goes through this. i'll take it one step furhter and say that sometimes you go full circle. i started with an Ibanez Strat copy from the early 70s (well i had some crap guitars before that but this was my first real one) went to a Gibson SG and then got a BC Rich Mockingbird. went through more than a few since those but here i am now with a Fender Strat, a BC Rich Eagle and an SG copy (that plays great and sounds as good as many of the gibsons i've tried over the years) . it's all a journey of discovery which is a biog part of the fun of playing. at this point i'm pushing 60 and have a pretty good idea of what works for me and why. 
power conditioner will do the trick
Quote by ranthony27271
How well does the Katana handle pedals?

keep in mind that this is a modeller and has some built in fx. as mentioned some pedals will work better than others but it will be a crap shoot on which ones. 
Boss Katana. dude do yourself a huge favor and don't get the Mashall MG. they are crap and a Marshall in name only.  the Katana is a far better amp and in your bedget you can get the 50 watt version no problem. 
checking cables is a good idea. next i'd plug each pedal in individually and see if all is well with the pedals. if no issues found then plug in each pedal in the chain one at a time and test. if signal is good then go to next pedal. at some point it will sound like crap and then you will know whre the issue is. 
Quote by jazz_fom
Already did but could it be that the pre amp is making it sound fuzzy?

it has a clipping diode in it. there is a mod that removes that , not sure what else has to be done but when you do it it sounds more like a JCM800. Cathbard knows and has done this. 
gotta go with Cajundaddy on this. i'm a strat player and use both tube amps and a POD. the POD makes recording far easier but it doesn't deliver that SRV type tone anywhere near as well as my amp. cleans lack that certain warmth that a tube amp provides. so yeah sorry but you don't get what an amp like the DR.Z provides from a sim. changing pickups won't change that at all. i use two strats to record with and my POD can't really tell them apart despite htem having very different pickups. now perhaps a high end modeller would be better at providing those types of tones but not a cheap sim. don't get me wrong they are great for practice at home but you have to be realistic. 
Quote by somsip

I can agree with the sentiment of what you say: reviews are not to be relied on in isolation. They do give a starting point though. And I see enough negative comments to influence me so I don't hold with your comments that people don't like to say they've wasted money on something that is crap. 

Personally, because of my location I don't get to try before I buy. I'll get some ideas of possible candidates, check general reviews on vendor sites and discount ones that everyone says are sub-standard, and do more research on ones that get good average reviews. That might involve reading specific reviews of individual pedals, watching videos featuring the pedals, and reading forum posts by people who own those pedals.

I'm surprised you think the first step in that process isn't helpful, though I could agree it's less than helpful on pedals that are not very common - I've had to make a choice between a Chicago Iron Parapedal or a Wilson Effects Freaker based on very little information. But for a $50 delay pedal, I'd definitely be looking at at average ratings as a first step to weed out the better ones from the worse ones.

So really, how do you go about choosing a pedal? I'm intrigued...

well perhaps if you didn't make wild ASSumptions it wouldn't be hard to figure out. i never said to ignore all reviews etc,. i did say that reviews found on a sellers site might not be very useful. big difference between say a Guitar Player Magazine review and some kid that has been playing guitar for 6 months review. 

as for me well i do live in an area where i can try out a fair bit of gear so that is my first step. looking at reviews, videos etc from reliable well established sources would be my next step if trying in person isn't an option. Guitar Center or Amazon reviews  don't offer much in terms of knowing who is doing the review or their background. of course talking to people here is very helpful. there are many guys here that have demonstrated that they know what they are talking about so i do value their opinion (and a few have found mine to be as such).  after 40 years of playing i hope that i'm in a decent position to be able to judge what will work for me.  last but not least is that at times some gear hasn't been well reviewed but works great for me. for instance the Seymour Duncan Tweak Fuzz isn't very well regarded but i love mine and have found it  useful in certain situations. what i think will always be the determining factor. 
Quote by somsip
Dude, I can see you're frustrated with the OP, but there's no need to p*ss on the contribution of others. 
not a clue what you are talking about. Site reviews are often fake. Also how many people that just bought something will say it sucks, they were dumb and wasted their money? I said nothing about other posters responses. As for op just trying to give best answer to help
Quote by somsip
1) Both pedals get reviews around 4.5 on vendor sites.
2) Pretty much how I built up my board. Can be tricky to know what features you may want to use and the cheaper pedals can be very limited in scope (eg: I got a cheap reverb that only does spring, so it hasn't helped me to figure out what other reverbs would do for me), so here the Mooer looks like it has more to offer than the Donner with the analog/real/tape switch.

great reviews on vendor sites mean less than nothing. how often do you see a ton of bad reviews? 
Quote by doomrider74
1. Budget: My decision making is not budget-based, although you can use the 2 pedals I mentioned as a frame of reference. it's more about testing the water but not wanting  to waste money on crap.
2. I don't know my needs, yet: I want to try one and see what it gives me.

if you want good advice then you have to work with us. again dirt cheap delay pedals aren't the way to go.  surely you have some idea of what you want to do with the pedal. no point in spending money if you don't. you'd be better off just getting a multi-fx pedal and play with that if you just want to tinker. 
what is your budget and what are your delay needs.  a delay is something that is harder to cheap out on if you want something half way decent. it also depends on what your needs are. 
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
I guess I'm just spoiled at having great tuning stability from my Floyds. But any non-locking vibrato system is going to have inherently worse tuning stability than a system that locks. Not to mention that 6-point trems don't have the tuning stability of 2-point bridges due to their lack of knife edges to reduce friction.

well again if set up correctly you'd be surprised.  you also have to learn to work them. once you do you can get pretty wild and still have it come back in tune. i played floyds for many years  (bought the first Kramer that had it as a stock option in early 80s)  but went back to fender style non locking about 12 years ago.  floyds wear out much faster so that is a downside. 
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
I'd just deck the trem so that its dive-only.  Non-locking bridges are never good at floating at the best of times.

can't agree with that. the fender trem was designed to float and if setup correctly it works pretty well. sure crazy dive bombing and such is way better with a locking trem. many guitar players have done just fine with a non locking floating trem. seems to work for Jeff Beck and John Petrucci. 
love Phasers. have since the first ones came out in the mid 70s.  Uni-Vibes are cool but you can get a similar effect with a phaser plus a lot more. 
why would you limit yourself to PRS parts. if you truly want to improve the guitar then the sky's the limit.  sperzel makes excellent locking tuners and i'm fond of the graphtec saddles on my Strat. a new jack is likely a good idea. if you get the locking tuners than with a good setup you may not need to replace the nut at all. 
katana would work as well as the Peavey vypyr. 
when in doubt ask why and present the other view. a good teacher will explain things as you go along. for instance when i was teaching i'd have students make an open E chord the regular way and then with the last 3 fingers as well. why because when it came time for barre chords you could just slide from the open position into the barre and you'd have that part down already. 
another brand name for the low end chinese mini pedals.  haven't tried any with that brand on it but have tried mooer and eno music both of which work fine as long as you don't have any crazy expectations. never tried a reverb pedal however for that i'd likely want somehthng better. 
Quote by tomekziom91
I heard from a lot of people that amp has not really good clean and I feel its not that bad, but not good enough. I have some money and i wanna upgrade my gear.

Tbh i thought you guys will vote mostly on HRD.

Well that is part of your problem. How does it sound to you is what counts the most. The Marshall gets a fair amount of love here. It's also closer to what John used so no surprise.
The Bandit is considered to be a really good clean platform for pedals. Not a metal amp. Not sure what you mean
Quote by oneblackened
Well, could be they don't need that much gain, they're using it for a boost in front of a high gain amp, and a lower gain pedal run at its limits sounds different than a high gain pedal turned down.

Really, if you're after a high gain sound, that comes from an amp - not a pedal.

this totally.  some high gain pedals even turned down have more output than a low gain sound requires. many players have no use for high gain sounds so why even bother buying a pedal with sounds you have no intention of using. of course in a live situation it is also way to easy to hit a gain knob on a pedal and have your nice low gain sound turn into angry bees. a bit embarrassing in that situation. 
Quote by tomekziom91
i have already pod farm, but i cant find good sound enough

well you may be surprised what works in a full song. your tone won't sound the same once it's in a mix with bass and drums. same goes with an amp the tone has to be dialed in agains the bass and drums to work properly. a mistake made by many is to dial in a sound by itself and then wonder why it doesn't sound right when recorded. 
i was thinking Peavey Valveking or Classic as well. both have decent cleans and the dirt channels can get you what you want. throw in an overdrive and you are golden. as for recording i'd think more about something like a Line 6 POD or similar modeller. makes life way easier and gives you a wide variety to work with. i have a Valveking and the higher end Ultra for my amps but use a POD for recording as for home use they are much easier to deal with (results in link found in profile)
you may change your tune if you get an amp that has a decent distortion channel. i'd take that over a pedal any day of the week. 
Quote by grove_st_st
monwobobboI live in turkey.So my budget isn't that good.Is Line6 spider iv 15 good ? Or any 20 or 30 watt amp ?

well not really though it may be a very tiny improvement. if you can find a Peavey VIP / Vypyr series amp or the newer Boss Katana those would be way better.  now understand than any small cheap amp you get will have limitations. part of your problem is the tiny shit speaker found in the MG you have. some of tonal issues are due to that. getting an amp with a 12" speaker would be a step in the right direction. i understand low budget and location are an issue but wasting money to not be happy would really suck. 
Quote by grove_st_st
monwobobboI'm using an Marshall Mg15CFX
new amp . Pick up change will do nothing
would be very helpful to know the rest of your gear.  if your amp isn't up to the task then replacing pickups won't really help. 
Quote by amit.wifi
jazzmonkey420 Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the clean tones, and I don't think the overdrive is too treble-y. But I think the overdrive is a bit fizzy, or harsh. Maybe it's just the result of having more treble, and you're right.

fizz often is because of to much gain. ease up on the gain, redo your tone controls (not just the treble) and experiment til you get what you want. 
wow very nice enjoy  
Quote by dspellman
Worth noting that a LOT of these pedals are replicated (with varying degrees of success) in modelers/multiFX precisely because they've been around a while and because their sound is iconic. They'll have different names, of course, so you'll be looking for something like "Vermin Dist."   One of the reasons I bought my first Pod XT "bean" was that It allowed me to try out a ton of options before I went out to buy the standalone pedal version of the effect on the Multi. After a while, I dented my forehead when I realized that no one in our audiences could tell (or care about) the difference. But by then, I'd acquired a ton of separate FX (some of them twice, when I forgot that I'd had one in my bins some years before) whose prices added up to some eye-popping numbers.

  yeah i have a box of pedals myself. i also have noted that audiences can't tell subtle fx either so no point in throwing in that little touch of chorus that sounds good on a recording but gets lost in the bar totally.  multi-fx are a great way to try out a bunch of fx even if you never plan to use them. having a basic understanding of what they do and how they work is always useful. 
a guitar board may not be the best place to ask if you have to much  

no need for a 4x12 for sure. a good oversized 1x12 or a 2x12 will do just fine at home and most venues you could play in a band.  your neighbors will be less likely to hate you if you avoid a high powered amp into a 4x12 as well.  agree that playing through an amp has a certain magic that you don't get playing through a computer or similar device with headphones. that has it's place (and i use a POD for quiet practice myself so the mrs doesn't kill me) as well. 
Quote by amit.wifi
monwobobbo I use it as a distortion, but I keep the tone low. With the Marshall there were no issues. But the problem comes also when I switch to the drive channel.

ok well try this. put the volume on 10 and the distortion on 0-1 and use it as a boost. your amp should have some decent gain for distortion and this method will help that.  i'd also try varying the tone controls on your amp as straight 5 sounds pretty boring and isn't giving you the best sound. 
The rage is a solid state amp. An overdrive will work but not as well as a tube amp. Look at a pro co rat
Used one in the mid 80s and it did well by me. Got stolen and never replaced.