It's a golden age for guitar effects pedal users and makers right now, with over 40 years of design experience and musical experimentation to draw on. Your choice includes the original, pioneering 'vintage' models (if you can find and afford them), or souped-up 'clones' from more contemporary designers. Dave Hunter spells out the pros and cons of both in the uniquely comprehensive guide.
In this guitarist-friendly style, the book explores:
- What each type of effect does, exactly - and the way it combines with your guitar and amplifier tone.
- How pedals work - the basic internal components and wiring... explaining which parts matter (and why), and which ones might be over-hyped.
- The best order to connect pedals - should you distort your reverb or reverberate your distortion?
- How to make the most of the pedals you have... and which new ones you might add to expand your options.
PLUS: exclusive interviews reveal eight top pedal makers' radically diverse (at times controversial) approaches to building effects... the art of coloring your guitar sound.
8.5" x 11", 224 pages