What are Guitar Effects Pedals?
A lot of musical band fans out there try to imitate their favorite bands. Their great frustration is being able to play their favorite band’s songs but they fail when it comes to sounding like them. Guitar effects can now be achieved using guitar effects pedals which can help you copy the sounds that your favorite band produces. Perhaps you have heard about these but have not tried getting one for yourself. Having a guitar effects pedal is the best way to produce sounds that can copy your favorite band sounds. There are many different sounds produced by your favorite band, but if you use an individual effect pedal, they you can copy one of the sounds produced. Choosing the right individual effect pedal involves knowing the kind of sound that you want.
So what you can do is to visit your local music store and try out different effect pedals so that you can hear the sounds for yourself. One type of pedal is the distortion pedal and is ideal for punk, blues overdrive, metal, grunge, and others. Activate the sound effect only needs a step on the pedal once while you are playing your guitar. Turning one and turning off the sound effect is done by stepping on the pedal once. Try the different pedals until you find the sound that you like. All pedals are activated by stepping on it once and it is stopped by stepping on the pedal again. The digital delay effect is another pedal that produces a low repetition of the last note played. Another type of effect is the chorus effect which adds smoothness to your sound. They also follow the same operation for activation and stopping.
You will also find pedals that operate in a different way. There are wah pedals that are used by first stepping all the way down the pedal to activate the switch and then gently rocked back and forth to produce the “wah” effect. You also rock volume pedals back and forth to control the volume. Whammy pedals simulate electric guitar whammy bars, and are operated with the same back and forth rocking motion. This is ideal if your guitar does not have a whammy or if you don’t want to use them.
Another kind of guitar effects pedal is the multi-effects pedal. In this one pedal, many different guitar effects are provided. These pedals are expensive but economical since you only buy one unit for many effects. For one multi-effect pedal you can distortion pedal, single tap action, rocking pedal for wah, volume and whammy effects. If you want quality sound, however, choose individual pedal over multi-effete pedals because they have better quality sound.