Nearly every great guitar player has at least one guitar effect that has defined their unique sound. While the guitar and the amp can do wonders on their own, it's really the guitar effects that have helped them all stand out. Guitar effects pedals are devices with one or more tones that have unique properties to change your sound. Whether you want more overdrive, a light chorus, bit-crush effect, or all of the above, Sam Ash has thousands of possible combinations to choose from to help you get the sound that will make you stand out above the rest!
Stomp boxes are compact guitar pedals which have a unique effect built into them—whether it’s a delay or reverb pedal, a flanger or chorus pedal, a distortion or overdrive pedal, or any number of other effects that are continuously being created every day. People have been fans of this form of guitar pedal for decades due to its simplicity of use, its small footprint for pedalboard use, and in many cases, its durability (some people still have pedals that they bought more than 20 years ago!). The fun part is getting multiple stomp box guitar pedals and combining them in different ways to get new and unique layered sounds that you can truly make your own!
Multi Effect Pedals/Boards
Multi effect pedals and boards are hardware that stores a handful of effects into one device so you can work with your core tones and get the exact sound that you want. These are perfect for the guitar player looking to make and keep their sounds simple but want less pedals, cabling, and buttons when setting up and playing at a gig.
Never worry about chasing after the right tone when you have every sound to choose from at your fingertips (or toes)! Guitar processors take what multi-effect pedals and boards can do while offering nearly limitless potential for crafting tones. Switching between effects is made easier as well now that you can turn multiple effects on and off simultaneously so you don’t end up tap dancing! These are perfect for the indecisive guitarist who doesn’t have the strength or room to carry their pedal collection but wants to have access to all the tones they need when playing.
Guitar Synths and MIDI Pickups
Guitar synths and MIDI pickups are made for the guitarist who wants to have more control over what sounds they have access to and when they have access to them. You will be able to play along to a track and have your sound activate at a certain point without even thinking about it. You will also be able to play sounds that aren’t available on an amp or a pedal such as violin, flute, drums, or any other polyphonic sound you can dream up!
Regardless of what type of guitar effects you use to get your sound, your rig won’t be complete without some accessories. Instead of wasting money on dozens of 9 volt batteries, why not consider an AC adapter? We carry all the jumper cables you’ll need to connect all your pedals together, and dozens of pedal boards to lay out your pedals in any configuration you choose. Take a dive into all of our guitar effect accessories to find all the extra add-ons necessary for you to get the best sound and layout for your pedals!
Guitar Effect Brands We Carry
Sam Ash Music is proud to have the largest selection of effect pedals around and it continues to grow all the time! Whatever type of sound you’re looking for, one of the effect pedals we sell is bound to do the job! We have all your favorite classic brands like Boss, Electro-Harmonix, Digitech, MXR, and all the newest trendsetters in the industry such as Catalinbread, Analog Alien, EarthQuaker Devices, Walrus Audio, and everything else in between!
We understand it can be overwhelming for people getting their first effects. To help you get your toes in the water, we created a handful of guitar effects buyers guides so you can check out just a sample of the many great products we offer!
Expert Advice and The Guaranteed Lowest Price!
With over 90 years of serving musicians, Sam Ash is proud to be part of your musical journey! If you have any questions about the products we sell, our staff of professional musicians have the answers. Just give them a call at 800-472-6274 and they will be glad to help you select the right piece of gear to suit your needs and budget. Speaking of budgets, be sure to ask about our special financing and leasing options.