I used a Binary MOD on my traditional pedalboard for over a year before switching to a multieffect. They Binary MOD gives you roughly a dozen different modulation effects in a single box, so it's the kind of pedal you can mount to your pedalboard and keep it small--unless you are into experimental music and need multiple modulations running at the same time. (More power to you.) In the cover band I was playing in at the time, I stored presets for phaser, chorus, tremolo, and univibe and found them to sound great with all the needed parameters adjustable by glowing knobs. (I love the LED knobs on dark stages. Thanks, Hotone!) The only effect I found useless is the ring modulator; not very musical at all. I ran this pedal in my Marshall DSL20HR's effects loop with a delay pedal right after it in the signal path. Later, when I'd get frustrated programming my multieffect, I would miss the Binary MOD because I had all the effects I needed and could quickly dial in my settings on the fly. This pedal is very durable, surprisingly heavy for its size. One complaint: The power socket is right below the USB port, which, depending on the power and USB cables you're using, is problematic. Luckily, I only had to update my firmware once, but the plugs were pushing on each other, causing both the USB and power ports to flex.