As a guitar player, you have various types of dedicated effects otherwise known as Stompboxes to choose from. Check out our Guitar Effects Pedals Buyers Guide for the full menu of options. One of the most popular classifications of effects often associated with rock guitar is the overdrive effect. Overdrive pedals come in many flavors including the aforementioned Fuzz and the more general Distortion category which includes legendary models like the Ibanez Tube Screamer. Another standard effect you hear constantly in popular music are Delay and Reverb. These effects can helps transform your small rehearsal space into a large concert venue by repeating and altering your sound. If you want precise control over the transmission of your effect, expression options including Wah-Wah Pedals put even more tonal possibilities at your foot. More subtle effects including EQ Pedals, and Compressor Pedals which help to smooth out the peaks and lows can do wonders for the overall quality of the sound you want to create. Of course if your really looking to push the boundaries of what a guitar should sound like, exotic types of effects like Flanges, Octave/Pitch Shifter, Envelope/Synth, and Harmonizer Pedals can provide nearly limitless inspiration for your songwriting. Last but certainly not least, Looper Pedals allow you to layer your favorite riffs on top of one other to create complex multi-part creations. All of these options can be quite intimidating. Luckily, we have a full complement of Guitar Effects Accessories including Pedal Boards, Pedal Power Supplies, and more to help you organize your guitar effects setup . Be sure to check out the Sam Ash Spotlight for more guitar effect educational resources including Buyers Guides (See below) video demos on the latest pedals, and tips and tricks from fellow players.
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