Archive for March 5, 2014


The Top Five Things To Know About Guitar Effects Pedals

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There is currently a virtually infinite range of guitar tones, textures and sounds you can create, and the vast majority of these come from guitar effect pedals. These guitar effect pedals can distort, thicken or compress your guitar’s natural sound, among many other effects.

If you’re new to guitar effects pedals, the amount of options you have when making your first purchase can seem daunting. But don’t worry — guitar stores and online guitar shops are staffed by friendly, helpful and knowledgeable employees who can help simplify your first pedal purchase.

As you start your search for electric guitar pedals, here are five cool facts to know about them:

1. The earliest tools to make guitar effects were vacuum tube-powered, heavy, fragile and bulky, not to mention highly expensive for a musician to purchase.