Musicians are constantly on the look out for more ways to control and shape their sound as they play. One way to effect and shape the sound being played on your guitar
is by using guitar effects. Guitar effects are electronic devices that can alter tone or pitch and add layers to the sound generated by electric guitars
. Guitar effects pedals are used by guitarists across the music scene, rock, pop, blues and metal are genres most likely to use the pedals to full effect. Industry favorites like Rocktron
and Boss guitar effects pedals
are rugged and durable, intended for years of use in practice and concert situations.
A guitar effects pedal can be used to recreate the sounds of certain kinds of amplifiers, particularly classic "warm tube" sounds, high-gain amps, or amps associated with a certain sound of a decade such as the 1960's overdrive amps. A volume pedal allows a musician to increase or decrease the volume of their guitar
so that different instruments can be more clearly heard during the course of a song or a concert. Having this be controlled by pedal leaves the musician's hands free to keep playing. Time-based effects allow players to delay or repeat phrases that they have played giving an echo or layered effect.
Using these guitar effect pedals in series or combination gives musicians the freedom and flexibility to craft their sound. The pedal set-ups of musicians are as unique as the songs that they create. Many favor a few pedals used in each case with the addition of specialty pedals for certain songs.
are compact units that offers multiple ways to control sounds and create an expressive sound. Equilizers are available as boards or pedals that allow musicians to equalize the sound created by a band or by a musician using multiple pedals in sequence. Loopers allow you to record or use a preset phrase of music, the length depending on the machine in use, and then musicians can play with the phrase of loop behind them.