What are the most important guitar Pedals?
Utility pedals like a tuner and volume pedal.
While not the most exciting of the guitar pedal world, utility pedals - like tuners and volume pedals (some might include compressors) - are the most crucial. Particularly tuner pedals are what we recommend starting out with if you're building a pedalboard.
The infographic below covers the most important guitar pedals, showing you what you should prioritize in order of importance. Pedals near the top are the most important while pedals near the bottom are less important. To summarize, the listing is as follows:
- Utility pedals (tuners, volume, compression)
- Filter effects (wah)
- Gain effects (distortion, overdrive, fuzz)
- Modulation (chorus, phaser, tremolo, flanger)
- Ambience (reverb, delay, echo)
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