While I know it’s true that the primary purpose of my guitar case is to protect my guitar, sometimes it seems that it serves to fulfill a more important role: providing pockets and compartments for my guitar equipment.
Father’s Day is just around the corner and everybody is scrambling to find something other than a new tie to give dad. As a dad myself, I want to say thank you on behalf of your father for searching out a more creative gift!
New innovations rarely pop up in categories like guitar tuners. Honestly, what more is there to innovate besides the device’s basic function: tune my darn guitar!
I’ve had the opportunity to test run the new Roadie Guitar Tuner this past month and it has certainly proved to be a new twist on an accessory that everybody already owns. The question is this: is the Roadie Tuner one that you need to own?
Before I go any further discussing guitar pedals, let me share with you a piece of wisdom that one of my guitar mentors told me. I had barely started playing when I bought a shiny new pedal. He looked at me and said “Just remember, pedals don’t replace practice”.
What I heard him saying to me was this – sure, pedals are fun and can produce a load of new and interesting sounds, but pedals don’t make a guitarist good. Practice makes a guitarist good.
So with that out of the way, I want to share with you 10 essential guitar pedals that have become an important part of almost every electric guitarist’s board. These are 10 categories of pedals, mind you…I’ll give suggestions for specific pedals under each category.