There are tons of different styles of pedals out there for your guitar, each type will bring you a unique new sound for all the various genres of music. Of course some brands are going to outperform others but it is important to keep an open mind and realize that everyone has their own preferences.
In the video above he covers a few types of pedals, you may want to go into a music shop or watch some videos to find the exact sound that you are looking for. You can make just about any sound you want with all of the options out there nowadays so there can potentially be quite a bit going on when it comes to your pedal board, here is a list of pedals that you might want to get familiar with:
- Pitch Shifters
For those just getting started you’ll at least want an overdrive, compressor, volume pedal, delay, and reverb for a decent yet relatively basic setup.
First of all, the Ibanez Tube Screamer is a classic overdrive, a great choice and used by many. It includes tone, drive, and level controls.
What your compressor does is quite literally compress the louder signals while, at the same time, boosts lower signals. The Boss CS-3 Compressor is an excellent way to go. This is a must have for anyone who wants to improve their sound without ruining the original quality.
Your volume pedal turns you up and down so you really don’t need to go all out. Something like the Quick Lok VP-2622 will get the job done.
I went with Boss DD-7 for my delay, it is an all round great pick with all of the different modes combined into one unit.
Lastly, the Holy Grail Max reverb from Electro-Harmonix can help with giving an echo sound without the delay, this one is a lot of fun to mess around.
Throw these all together and you’ll be on your way, using pedals takes time to learn but once you get the hang out it, it’s a blast!
Have you used any of the products recommended? What does your pedal board consist of? We would love to hear about your setup, feel free to leave us a comment!