Have you ever wondered what those little shiny boxes are that guitar players (not limited to just shoegazers) can spend most of the night stomping on and off? Those boxes are guitar pedals. Your next question might be "how does a guitar pedal work?" What Is a Guitar Pedal? Guitars can make some cool sounds. Very often, when you hear a guitar make a … [Read more...] about How Does a Guitar Pedal Work
Know by various names, guitar loop pedals or loopers are those pedals that let you record parts of a song and then play it back. If you ever wondered what loopers were and how they work, this post will help get you up to speed. Loop pedals are essential for almost all guitarists, whether soloing or playing with a band, and they're also a powerful practice … [Read more...] about What Is a Loop Pedal and How Does a Looper Work?
This post will cover the various guitar pedals that play an essential role in the sound of metal music. If you're a metal guitarist looking to expand your sound palette but unsure of what pedals to add to your pedalboard, this article is for you. Guitar pedals often play a crucial part in achieving many sounds that are integral to many music genres. The metal genre of music … [Read more...] about Essential Guitar Pedals for Metal
Are you trying to get a rich and lush guitar tone? Then you've probably heard about chorus pedals. If you're still wondering what a chorus pedal is and how it works then this post will help get you up to speed. When someone says the word chorus, your might think of the catchiest part of the song. But that's not what we're talking about here. A chorus effect is when sounds … [Read more...] about What Is a Chorus Pedal and How Does It Work?
Are you wondering what a phaser pedal and does or how it works? Take it a step further, have you ever wondered how bands in the 70s had a very distinct sound, and you can always tell it is a Jimi Hendrix song by merely listening to the opening riff? How does one recreate that sound, even though they are armed with the same guitar and amplifier? The answer is … [Read more...] about What Does a Phaser Pedal Do and How Does It Work?