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5 Awesome Phaser Pedals

5 Awesome Phaser Pedals

Phasers are not everyone’s choice modulation. But for those that enjoy them, they really are a staple of guitar tone. From subtly supporting clean playing or being used as the centerpiece for a tapping extravaganza, there are a number of ways to implement this effect. Yet, no matter how you use it, you probably want to ensure you are using the right one for you. Below I have listed...
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The Best EQ Pedals for Massive Tone Shaping

The Best EQ Pedals for Massive Tone Shaping

Guitar pedals might just have one of the most passionate followings amongst all music gear. There is something so enthralling about all the classic circuits, colorful enclosures, and amazing artwork. Yet, some varieties...
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Strymon NightSky – A New Take on Reverb

Strymon NightSky – A New Take on Reverb

Anytime Strymon comes out with a new pedal the tone-seekers of the guitar community all gather round to listen. In many people’s eyes this pedal company can do little to no wrong when it comes to their stomp boxes. Over the past decade, their TimeLine and BigSky units have become the gold standard for high-end time-based effects. Additionally,
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4 Terrific Multi-Effects Units for Guitar (Under $1000)

4 Terrific Multi-Effects Units for Guitar (Under $1000)

Dedicated guitar pedals are expensive. If you have ever tried or already have assembled a nice sized board of quality effects, you know just how much they cost. This reality is one of the driving forces behind the ever-improving all-in-one effects units. Before the 2010s, there really were not that good of options...
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Tips and Tricks for Guitar Pedal Order

Tips and Tricks for Guitar Pedal Order

There is a lot that goes into getting that sound in your head to come out of your amp’s speakers. And this process is of course first to be addressed in the form of what guitar and amp you are using. Yet pedals and the order in which you use them can also play a huge role in getting the tone...
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A Guide to Stacking Drive Pedals

A Guide to Stacking Drive Pedals

[This article contains affiliate links, As an affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.] In the recording world, gain staging is very useful and important thing engineers know all about. As guitar players, we can take the idea of gain staging and apply...

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The Best Mini Guitar Pedals

The Best Mini Guitar Pedals

Nowadays, tone doesn’t have to mean big. Recently we have seen a large number of great pedals being made in very small form factors. These are great for saving space on a board that has a lot on it. It used to be that small pedals like this were also of the cheap-sounding variety, however...
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20 Quick Tone Tips for Electric Guitar

20 Quick Tone Tips for Electric Guitar

Tone, we all are searching for it. It is a lifelong pursuit that for many has no real ending point. In hunting for the perfect guitar sound satisfaction is the best most can hope for. Luckily for us, this journey is a fun and healthy one. I’ve decided to put together a list of some of the most helpful ...
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