Are you new to guitar effects, or just looking for some effects pedals? Well, you might just be in luck. Here are a couple suggestions to make your next pedal purchase a little simpler.
First off on this list is the Boss DS-1, a classic distortion pedal. Without sounding to heavy or mushy, it can easily start you off on your pedal journey. It comes well recommended by many guitarists who play professionally, as well. It also happens to be rather cheap, so why not get out there and try one out? For about forty dollars, it’s a rather modest choice.
The Danelectro Fish and Chips EQ pedal is a rather popular pedal, and costs around thirty dollars. With a Seven band equalizer and a volume control, it can really help sculpt your tone. It has a buffered bypass, so noise is non-existent.
The MXR Micro Chorus pedal is a solid choice, for around eight dollars. With incredibly simple operation and superb chorus effects, it’s hard to go wrong with this pedal. The only knob (the rate knob) adjusts the speed of replay, for fine tuning your perfect chorus.
With thousands of pedals that vary in price, forging your own molten tone from your guitar could never be easier. Whether major brands like Boss or completely unkown names, pedals vary so much in quality it’s hard to tell someone to get a particular pedal. As with everything guitar related, you have to get out there and do some footwork playing everything you can get ahold of to find what you, the player, will like.
Of course, these pedal suggestions are just that – suggestions. Take it at face value, and try them out if you see them. If you find something better, tell someone! Word of mouth recommendations are extremely pervasive and persuasive.