Overdrive Pedals and Distortion Pedals
Overdrive Guitar Pedals and Distortion Guitar Pedals. Overdrive and distortion pedals boost the incoming guitar signal and produce blues crunch, distortion, feedback, fuzz and wild lead guitar sounds.
Delay and Reverb Guitar Pedals
Delay Guitar Pedals and Reverb Guitar Pedals. Delay pedals duplicate and repeat parts of the incoming guitar signal, causing subtle or substantial echo delays. By playing in tempo with a delay, guitarists can get dynamic layered sounds with chords, arpegios and solos. Reverb pedals are similar to delay pedals in that they reproduce parts of the incoming guitar signal. Reverb pedals can emulate reverberation sounds for small or large rooms, and other sustained reverberation sounds.
Modulation and Chorus Guitar Pedals
Modulation Guitar Pedals and Chorus Guitar Pedals. Chorus pedals make the single incoming guitar signal sound like there are actually multiple overlapping singals. It adds a thickness to the sound and produces a slightly detuned mix of the original signal, with chorus. A secondary modulation or filter effect pedal can be used to create sounds that are highly processed and out of this world.
Filter and Special Effects Guitar Pedals
Filter Guitar Pedals and Special Effects Guitar Pedals.
Compression, Sustainer and Limiter Guitar Pedals
Compression Guitar Pedals, Sustainer Guitar Pedals and Limiter Guitar Pedals. Compression pedals compress the dynamic range of the incoming guitar signal, and produce a more balanced dynamic range of sound for amplification. Compressors are used extensively in pro audio recording, production, and live performance.
EQ and Tone Modeling Guitar Pedals
EQ Guitar Pedals and Tone Modeling Guitar Pedals. Graphic equalizer (EQ) and tone modeling pedals boost and soften certain portions of the incoming guitar signal. By adjusting the equalizer controls, guitarists can get huge variations of tone, combining specific areas of bass, mid-range, and treble sounds.
Noise Gate and Suppressor Guitar Pedals
Noise Gate Guitar Pedals and Suppressor Guitar Pedals.
Looper and Sampler Guitar Pedals
Looper Guitar Pedals and Sampler Guitar Pedals
Harmonizer, Pitch Shifter and Octave Guitar Pedals
Harmonizer Guitar Pedals, Pitch Shifter Guitar Pedals and Octave Guitar Pedals. Octave, harmonizer and pitch shifter pedals duplicate portions of the incoming guitar signal, but transposed up or down. Octave pedals usually produce overtones one, two or three octaves above the fundamental tone. Pitch shifter pedals can transpose the signal up or down in specific musical intervals. Octaving, harmonizer and pitch shifter pedals are generally considered a special effect, and work best with lead guitar parts.
Preamp and Booster Guitar Pedals
Preamp Guitar Pedals and Booster Guitar Pedals.
Wah and Volume Guitar Pedals
Wah Guitar Pedals and Volume Guitar Pedals. Wah pedals are used to shift and filter the tones from the incoming guitar signal. Wah pedals can be used to emphasize certain frequency ranges. By dynamically controlling the wah pedal during playing, guitarists can create wide, moving soundscapes that sweep across the frequency range. Volume pedals simply reduce or increase the volume of the guitar signal before feeding into the amp.
Router and Signal Path Guitar Pedals
Router Guitar Pedals and Signal Path Guitar Pedals.
Tuner Guitar Pedals
Tuner Guitar Pedals.