Not alone! I have tried a bunch, but initially...just humbuckers, metal zone + amp gain was enough. Then came delays, flanger, wah. Then a strat = wah, reverb and overdrive. Then bass = autowah's, fuzz, eq and compressors.
That's the simplified version of it, I don't recall everything I went pre GT, I had some really interesting ancient wah's (one had a octave fuzz 🤯 ) and a couple interesting modulation pedals - the metal zone was even a MIJ - but this was before I had a clue about collectability, how to order them, etc...About 12 yrs before YT became a thing, so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it 😅