How well do digital effects and tube amps get along? The stigma associated with digitized guitar pedals - and the processors thereof - would say they don't mesh well. In some cases, that may be true. However, the question here is, does having a digital device in your signal chain … Read More
Category: Effects Pedals
This category contains all of our articles and roundup lists related to buying effects pedals for guitar, encompassing a wide array of stompboxes and processors that produce distortion, modulation, timing and pitch effects. Guitar pedals that we feature are selected based on personal experience, community consensus, price and overall value.
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For those who follow Guitar Chalk, you might have noticed we've written some content focusing on MIDI foot controllers, delay pedals and how they can improve our guitar rigs.
As we've been writing about and researching these topics, we thought, "Wouldn't it be handy to have a list of all … Read More
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Per our publishing policy we no longer "review" products in the strictest sense of the word. However, we do leave room … Read More
Pedalboards will never get old.
No matter how much we tinker, adjust, reset and agonize over them, they're never boring. They're also never quite right.
In every sense, a pedalboard is the stylistic and creative imprint of the electric guitarist who works it. Put together methodically over time, with attention … Read More
For those who follow Guitar Chalk, you might have noticed we've written some content focusing on MIDI foot controllers and how they can improve our guitar rigs. As we've been writing about and researching this topic, we thought, "Hmm, wouldn't it be handy to have a list of all the … Read More
Pedalboards are extremely unique.
Like a single strand of DNA or a snowflake under a microscope, by some miracle of life no two pedalboards are the same.
They're all personal.
This series of posts highlights variety, style and creativity in the form of pedalboard setup and inspirational ideas. Where we … Read More
MIDI foot controllers are typically a keyboard thing. But what many guitar players don't realize is that they are extremely handy when paired with a rackmount processor, or even software, in a guitar rig.
Nearly all rackmount effects processors come with a MIDI input and output for this reason.
It … Read More
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The Boss BF-3 flanger is an easy call … Read More
You can't overstate the appeal generated by vintage distortion sounds and the pedals that create them.
There's a reason the Ibanez Tube Screamer and Jim Dunlop Fuzz Face are some of the best-selling stompboxes in existence, even as modern distortion pedals gain in popularity.
In fact, Hendrix-style fuzz distortions have … Read More
Not long ago I had to completely redo my pedalboard.
It was too big, too noisy and had a bunch of effects that I never really needed or used.
I had been a bad pedalboard planner.
The second installment of my pedalboard was smaller, quiet, well-designed and stocked with exactly … Read More