"Disturbingly in love", "almost too close" and "verging on weird" are all terms that have been used to describe our relationships with our pedals by our close friends and family here at Sonic State.
But we don't care what society thinks of our relationships with our pedals, and we're on a quest this month to find the best distortion pedal in the world.
No mean feat when the market is literally full of great sounding distortion pedals. But we want to know what your favourite is, so have your say.
We're looking specifically for the best distortion pedal, not an overdrive pedal. The list was partially nominated by members of the 'Boutique Pedals' group on Facebook, and also nominated by contributors and staff at SonicState.com.
We will not rest until we've found the best... Have your say below: