Sept. 12, 2021

042 - How To Get Started With Effects Pedals

The topic of effects pedals can be very overwhelming for beginner guitarists. How do they work, which effects do you need and what is up with the weird names such as Flanger?

In this week's episode, I will answer all the common questions, including how they work, why you would need them, and which effects you should start with.

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Gain Based Effects


Ibanez Tube Screamer

Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive

Fender Santa Ana


Pro Co Rat

Boss DS-1


Electro-Harmonix Big Muff

Dunlop Fuzz Face

Modulation Effects


MXR Phase 90

Electro-Harmonix Small Stone


Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress

MXR Micro Flanger


Electro harmonic small clone

Boss CE-2W Chorus



Strymon BigSky Reverb

TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2


Boss DD-500

TC Electronic Flashback 2

Multi-effects Pedals

Zoom G1

Zoom G3XN

HeadRush MX5

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