Effects & Guitar Pedals
Guitar effects pedals have become the default way guitarists and other musicians expand and enhance the sounds of their instruments. For new pedal users, this…
JHS has added three new pedals to its Legends of Fuzz lineup. By giving the same reverent yet affordable treatment to more rare dirt pedals from the '60s and '70s, JHS brings the chance of even more vintage flavors to your riffs and licks, without the collector-level price tags.
You don't need to be a touring pro to benefit from a touring pro's pedalboard. Friedman's Tour Pro series will stand up to the rigors of any road, but if your stage isn't found in stadiums but instead at a local bar, your church, a friend's basement, or even your own garage, there's a Tour Pro pedalboard for you. The entire Tour Pro lineup is available now on Reverb directly from Friedman, in the official Friedman Reverb Shop. #pedal #effects #pedalboard #tone #guitarpedal #effectspedal
A phaser based on an all-time Mu-Tron classic, for a fraction of the cost. A do-it-yourself kit that will teach you the skills to build not just this pedal, but many others. That's the promise of StewMac's Lightcycle Phasor II, a brand new optical phase shifter kit with StewMac's best-in-class instructions. #effects #pedal #effectspedal #diy #diykit #guitarpedal #tone
Rockabilly slapback, Dub echoes, Pink Floyd’s rhythmic repeats, thousands of solos and riffs in every genre: delay has been an important production effect for voice, guitar, and other instruments throughout most of the recording era. Now is probably the best time ever to be shopping for a delay pedal. In whatever category of delay pedal you're shopping, there are multiple options to compare and choose from. Here are a few of our favorites. #reverb #delay #effects #pedal #musicguide
Clones for the Klon, Zendrive, Foxx Tone Machine, and Jet Phaser bring classic vibes for a fraction of vintage prices. WA's line of vintage-style effects is currently made up of four pedals—the Jet Phaser, Foxy Tone Box, Warmdrive, and Centavo—and today, Andy is going to play through all of them to see if their sound is as rich as their sub-$200 prices are affordable.
You know that bad dream, where you show up on the day of the big test and realize that it’s about something you’ve never even heard of? Well, guitarists have a similar phobia: You step on a pedal, but instead of boosted gain or lush delay trails, you’re treated to silence. Today, we're looking at five of the most common problems that affect stompboxes. From loose jacks to broken lights, these are small problems that can nonetheless wreak havoc on your pedal's tone and reliability.
"Which order should these effects go in?" is a common question that pops up on guitar forums fairly regularly. We thought it would be worthwhile to zoom out and tackle this topic for those in the nascent stages of their pedal journey. In this guide, we'll offer some conventional wisdom and best practices on how to set up your pedalboard.
EarthQuaker Devices and sunn O))) have continued to refine the Life Pedal, which is currently available as a fine-tuned V3, and promises "to squeeze every last drop of heavy crushing tone available." Now, the band has just dropped a special, artist-edition colorway, which brings the same great circuitry into a righteous silver enclosure. Push your own tone into the "overload ecstasy" the group captured on "Life Metal" in the band's own preferred color.
When it comes to the order of pedals, there are some conventional best-practices, but there are many creative combinations you can explore. And it's as easy as swapping around the effects you already have on your pedalboard. In this video, Andy Martin starts with a standard order: compressor to drive, drive to chorus, chorus to reverb. From there, he moves pedals in and out and around, for a variety of new tones. #effects #tone #guitarpedal #effectspedal #pedalchain #pedalboard
Keyboards and synthesizers are more plentiful than they've ever been. Whether you're an independent songwriter and DIY producer/engineer, it's never been easier to start spicing up your recordings and mixes with pianos, organs, pads, bass lines, and leadlines that sound plenty impressive right out of the box. From deep delays to luscious reverbs beyond, here are some of our favorite pedals to plug into our keyboards. #effects #synth #synthesizer #keys #pedals
Andy Martin is back, and just in time to close up 2022 with a roundup of his favorite new pedals released this year. As usual, the pedals he was inspired by span a wide range of effects categories, from meaty fuzzes to dual echos, octave modulators, and feature-packed multi-effects. Can you guess the effects featured? Watch the full video to find out! #reverb #effects #effectspedal #guitarpedal #guitarist #bassist #tone #2022
This weekend, at Julien's Auctions, one of Kurt Cobain's DS-1 Distortion pedals sold for a stunning $75,000. That's $4,600 more than even Jimi Hendrix's Octavia got when it went up for auction last year. #kurtcobain #nirvana #grunge #effectspedal #guitarpedal #distortion #ds1 #bosspedal #guitartone
We've already explored the best-selling synths and electronic gear and best-selling guitars of 2022. Today, we're looking at the year's top effects pedals and amps. #effects #effectspedals #pedals #guitarpedals #tone #guitartone #amp #amplifier #besteller #bestselling #2022
In this video, we tasked Andy Martin with creating a shoegaze-specific pedalboard with just $250. And, spoiler alert, he did it. By making some conscientious decisions about what he really needed for the sounds he wanted and considering how to get the most out of every effect, Andy put together a board of just five mighty pedals that we think successfully steals the shoegaze sound. What do you think? #effectspedal #effects #shoegaze #guitar #guitartone #tone #musictips
Line 6 makes some of the most popular multi-effects currently on the market today. Over the last several years, the brand has released several multi-effects of varying sizes that satisfy different player needs and price points. But what are the real differences, and how do you know which pedal is best for you?
On the used market today, original Klon Centaur units (both Horsie and Non-Horsie versions) fetch anywhere from four to eight thousand dollars. Luckily, the sea of pedal builders, imitators, and iterators has only gotten deeper since the Centaur's mid-'90s release, and there are a lot of readily available effects out now that can get you close to the Centaur sound at a fraction of its cost.
Labor Day is just around the corner here in the United States, and several pedal brands are celebrating by dropping their prices. If you've been eyeing a pedal from Walrus Audio, Keeley, Catalinbread, Wampler, Bogner, Friedman, or Matthews Effects, you can save up to 15% every pedal they offer right now. #sale #discount #pedal #pedals #effects #effectspedal #guitar #tone
The good news is that most effects pedal problems have very easy solutions. Often, you’ll just need a soldering iron and some replacement parts, if even that. Because this is a primer intended for guitarists who may have never gone inside a chassis except to swap out a battery, we won't be getting into replacing resistors or capacitors. These are common problems you don't have to be an expert to fix. #effects #effectspedal #guitar #guitarpedal #pedals #pedal #guide #musicguide #musictips
Legendary Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J Mascis has defined his sound with the help of an EHX Big Muff pedal since he started playing guitar. Now, EHX has released a new signature Ram's Head Big Muff π, featuring the classic sound we love in a chassis designed to match J's aesthetic.
When putting together a gear collection, everyone has their own approach. EarthQuaker Devices' Jamie Stillman's is refreshingly unfussy. We asked Jamie to highlight a handful of the most special pieces in his personal collection. Within a large collection of beloved instruments, what are the ones Stillman can't live without?
Now is probably the best time ever to be shopping for a delay pedal. There’s an outstanding diversity of delay pedal styles, sizes, price ranges, and additional options. Regardless what kind of delay pedal one is looking for, there are multiple options to compare and choose from. We could list dozens of quality options for guitarists and other musicians wanting to add repeats, rhythmic delay, modulation, reverb and even loops to their creations with delay pedals. Here are a few of our favorites.