It's surprising to see just how many guitarists actually use the phaser effect. It is a very popular pedal, though it's sound is often pigeonholed into one genre or the other. But that's the thing; it's been employed across so many genres, but the fans of each don't tend to here it elsewhere. It's Read more [...]
When looking at the number of "best pedal" posts we published in the last year, it might be surprising to you to notice that we haven't done the best overdrive pedal yet. You could say we are saving the best for last, but it's more like we are saving the most obvious for last. Why is it obvious? If you're Read more [...]
We've scoured many pedalboards and artist pedal listings to bring to you what we consider the best compressor pedal.
Compression is such a subtle effect, though so many artists depend on compressor pedals for their particular tone. Compression is generally heavily used in recording mixing, though Read more [...]
The wah effect is perhaps the most distinctive pedal sound. The wah pedal was just invented when Hendrix was building his career, and he quickly mastered this sound, influence guitar leads for generations to come in the process. Choosing the best wah pedal wasn't much of a task; there is but one Read more [...]
The latest in our series of today's best guitar pedals is the chorus pedal. The best chorus pedal was very hard to choose, which is why we came up with two options. The general feeling we get when scanning pedal reviews is that there are two preferences in terms of chorus effects, which many don't Read more [...]
What is the best fuzz pedal?
First, what are fuzz pedals. Fuzz pedals are a very particular type of effect. They are definitely not as ubiquitous as other types of distortion effects, but when one is used, there is no substitute. It is also a nearly timeless effect, being made popular by such Read more [...]
What makes the best reverb pedal?
There are many factors, but it mostly depends on what you plan on doing with it. Are you looking to play Reverb-drenched Surf music, à la Dick Dale? Maybe you're building your own "wall of sound"? You might probably want to try to replicate your favorite artist's.
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How does one choose the best delay pedal?
Everyone has their individual needs for sound, ease of use, or even just familiarity. Still, the deciding factor, for us anyways, is definitely the number of times we see it on an artist's pedalboard.
For this list, we tried to stick to strickly delay-type Read more [...]
What is the best tuner pedal?
There are many difference factors that one would consider when trying to find the best tuner pedal out there. In terms of popularity and proven durability and quality, the Boss TU-3 would win hands down.
Innovation Makes The Best Tuner Pedal
But with the launch of TC Read more [...]
The Best Tremolo Pedal: Factors
Deciding on what the "best" tremolo pedal out there is hard, if not completely impossible. Every pedal is different, and even more important, each guitarist is different. Still, for those not sure what to buy, but don't want to be disappointed, we're looking into what Read more [...]