Category: Guitar effect pedal board

Three of the Most Beginner Friendly Guitar Effects Pedals Around

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As your guitar skills get better, your musicianship matures. As your sense of musicality gets stronger, you likely want to have a more unique, complex tone. For this, you’re going to need to use some guitar effect pedals.

The only trouble is that there are so many different types of effects pedals out there that it can be pretty overwhelming at first.

So to help you navigate the dizzying world of guitar effects, here are a few of the most beginner-friendly effects pedals to consider getting.

Distortion Pedals.

Distortion pedals are one of the most popular types of effects pedals around. Chances are that four out of five of your favorite bands use them, if not more. However, there are several different sub-categories of guitar distortion effects pedals, so buying your first can be a little hairy. If you want something simple, get a regular distortion pedal. If you want some that’s more hard-hitting, get an overdrive pedal. If you want something that has a bit more of a classic, distorted sound, get a fuzz box.

Delay Pedals.

Delay pedals are sometimes called echo pedals because they create a sort of echo effect. They make your guitar sound like it’s playing in a big, huge, empty space. Many of these pedals come with controls that allow the musician to determine how long the delay is. The shorter it is, the more texture there is. The longer it is, the more interesting of an effect it is. These effect pedals are an awesome, subtle way to add more color to your tone, and are always a lot of fun.

Chorus Pedals.

A chorus pedal makes it sound like your guitar is playing with — you guessed it — a chorus. It emulates the sound of multiple guitars playing in harmony with yours, and consequentially makes your tone seem much bigger, and more epic.

If you want to upgrade your tone, you have to upgrade your sound equipment. With these effects pedals, you can take your musicianship to the next level, producing a sound that’s uniquely yours.

If you have any questions about effects pedals, feel free to ask in the comments.

Three Great Gift Ideas For the Acoustic Guitarist in Your Life

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It’s usually pretty easy to shop for an electric guitarist. After all, you can always get them a new pedal, or a better practice amp (if you have the money that is), but shopping for acoustic guitarists can be a little trickier. Many of them don’t really need an amp or volume increasing accessories, since they probably already have them if they do use them.

So what exactly can you get them then?

Luckily, there are tons of awesome acoustic guitar accessories you can gift them. Here are just a few ideas.

Slides.

Slides are like little glass or plastic jars that fit go on a guitarist’s finger, and commonly used in bluesy, folksy, or jazzy types of music. These acoustic guitar accessories vary the strings’ vibration length and pitch, and can be moved along the string without lifting. This creates a nice, smooth transition in pitch and allows for a wider, more expressive vibrato.

Capos.

Capos are little devices that fit onto a guitar’s neck to shorten the playable length of a guitar, effectively raising the instrument’s pitch. Basically, these acoustic guitar accessories instantly tune the guitar a whole step higher if placed on the first fret, two steps if placed on the second fret, and so on. Tons of modern pop-rock songs use capos, like “One Week” by The Bare Naked Ladies, or “Save Tonight” by Eagle Eye Cherry.

Finger Picks.

Some guitarists only use their fingers to finger pick, other prefer to use actual, ring-like picks to perform this technique. These acoustic guitar accessories are coming back into vogue as folk continues to influence modern pop music. Giving the acoustic guitarist in your life finger picks would help them play the songs of Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, and The Decembrists much easier.

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