Guitar effects pedals. A basic explanation.

guitar effects pedals

ESSENTIAL GUITAR EFFECTS FOR PEDAL BOADS

Dave with Trachouse Pedals here:

These post about guitar effects pedals will be a basic explanation of guitar effects pedals to start but as I progress we will be getting into much more.

The essentials: Boss is a great place for the new comer. Great pedals for  the lowest price. I have links where you can read about the pedals and listen to some videos on the Boss website.

Basic pedals you will need: (These pedals will cover just about all of the genres you can imagine)

A. Chorus pedal (Boss Ch-1)  (info and demo)guitar effects pedals

B. Flanger pedal (Boss BF-3) (info and demo)guitar effects pedals

C. Phaser pedal (Boss PH-3) (info and demo) guitar effects pedals

D. Tremelo pedal (Boss TR-2) (info and demo)guitar effects pedals

E. Wah pedal (Dunlop GCB95) (info)    (demo) guitar effects pedals

F. Delay pedal (Boss DD-3) (info and demo)guitar effects pedals

G. Reverb pedal (Boss RV-3)  ( Depending on the amp you get you may not have to get a reverb pedal  but it is a good idea to have one on your pedal board.  (info and demo) guitar effects pedals

THE NEXT PEDALS ARE THE BIGGIES. GUITAR EFFECTS PEDALS PLAY A MAJOR PART IN CREATING YOUR SIGNATURE SOUND.

THIS IS WHERE PERSONAL TASTE ENTERS. (QUITE NATURALLY I WILL SUGGEST MY RED 70’S FUZZ FOR EVERY BOARD.

H. Overdrive pedal (Boss OD-1X) (info and demo)guitar effects pedals

I. Distortion pedal (Boss DS-1) (info and demo)guitar effects pedals

J. Fuzz pedal (Boss FZ-5) (info and demo)guitar effects pedals

Fuzz pedal (Trachouse Red 70’s Fuzz) (info and demo)guitar effects pedals

 

BASIC STARTING POINT FOR PEDAL ORDER AND USING 2 AMPS.

THIS IS SOMEWHAT THE WAY I HAVE ALWAYS SET MY GUITAR PEDAL BOARDS UP FOR MANY YEARS.

(THIS IS A CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT SO THIS IS NOT WRITTEN IN STONE)

VOLUME PEDALS

COMPRESSORS

WAH PEDALS

INTO TONEBONE SWITCHER guitar effects pedals

(THIS IS THE ONLY SWITCHER FOR 2 AMPS I HAVE FOUND THAT WORKS AND HAS ABSOLUTELY NO LINE NOISE. I HAVE TRIED THEM ALL AND THE RADIAL JX-2  IS BY FAR THE BEST SWITCHER FOR 2 AMPS EVER MADE.

OUTPUT 1  TO MY A BOTTOM AMP. YOU CAN KEEP IT CLEAN AND MAYBE USE A PEDAL OR TWO. HAVING A CLEAN AMP WHILE YOUR MAIN AMP HAS THE SOUND YOU WANT IS A VERY POWERFUL WAY TO MAINTAIN A STRONG TONE. AT LEAST THAT IS WHAT I HAVE FOUND.

OUTPUT 2  INTO MY DOUBLE LOOPER TO MY MAIN RIG. (TRY USING TWO AMPS. IF YOU DO I THINK YOU WILL BE SURPRISED.

(INTO  DOUBLE LOOPER)

LOOP A

OVERDRIVE PEDALS

DISTORTIONS / FUZZ PEDALS

MODULATION PEDALS (EX: CHORUS,FLANGER,PHASER)

DELAY PEDALS

LOOP B

SAME AS LOOP A /  BUT THIS LOOP SHOULD BE YOUR SIGNATURE LEAD SOUND.

IN CONCLUSION AND AS I SAID THIS IS A BASIC OVERVIEW OF MY OPINIONS OF HOW TO WORK WITH AMPS AND GUITAR EFFECTS PEDAL BOARDS.

CHECK BACK EVERY NOW AND AGAIN AS I AM MAKING AN EFFORT TO PUT AS MUCH INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE I HAVE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS THAT I CAN .

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY HANDMADE GUITAR EFFECTS PEDALS.

David W. Aucoin

Trachouse Pedals

 

 

 

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