My youngest son (9) started playing electric guitar a little over a year ago and loves it.
He’s heavily into rock (Hendrix, Van Halen, Metallica, etc.).
He plays my Fender Strat on my Marshall 8040 and likes to play with boost and lots of reverb.
Yesterday I found my old Boss ME6 multi-effect processor and showed him what he could do with it.
You should see his face! The biggest smile I’ve ever seen!
He especially likes the flanger, because he just started playing One Vision by Queen for his lessons, so I made a preset with compressor, overdrive, delay and flanger. He says it sounds exactly like when his teacher (an accomplished rock player and former band member) plays it.
I haven’t used the effect processor for over 15 years, there are far better alternatives these days, but I’m glad I’ve still got it!
As long as it inspires him to play it’s serving its purpose.