Gary Stevens

The Effects and Pedals Used By 9 Guitar Heroes

Every guitarist has a guitar hero – someone whose style, sound, and technique are a constant source of inspiration. Whilst I can’t help you play like Jimi Hendrix, for that you are going to have to practise, it’s worth remembering that a lot of these guys had some help from the effects pedals they used. Effects pedals, of course, come in a huge range of variants, and ultimately you should experime...

An Illustrated Guide to Effects Pedals and Pedal Boards

If you are new to effects pedals, or even if you are an old hand who has been using them for years, the range available today can be really confusing. Since the 1940s, when the first effects pedals began to be used, each new technological advance has brought a new load of effects. But worry not, we are here to help. We’ve put together a guide to the most commonly used effects pedals, to help you a...

A Brief History Of The Guitar Effects Pedal

Guitar effects pedals have been around for quite some time now. Guitarists have been experimenting with their sound since the invention of the instrument, of course, and as soon as the electric guitar was invented the possibilities for creating effects expanded massively. If you are looking for a particular sound, it’s worth remembering that even today almost all guitar effects are based on a few ...

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