I've been listening to a lot of people who (sound like they) use compressors, so. I need one now I've heard great things about the Keeley compressor, but outside of that I'm lost. I'm looking to get a Guthrie Govan, and Aaron Marshall kind of sound.
As for a loop, I just want something user friendly, completely transparent, just a way for me to play with myself. Ya know. If it does delay, AND loop, even better. Thanks guys.
Delay + Loop: TC Flashback, TC Flashback x4 (more loop controls, more delay presets)
Loop: TC Ditto
MXR Custom Comp