One of the most popular compressors of all time, the Dyna Comp is the secret weapon on many stars' pedalboards. This box will produce that percussive, clicky sound on a clean guitar that you've heard on so many pop hits. It also adds smooth sustain to lead lines.
Vox AC-30CCH. I prefer my amps at under 30 Watts so I can record them LOUD. I also prefer heads, because you can play them through all the different speaker cabinets, and you can keep them in the control room for easy tweaking.