What Are Phaser Pedals (Guitar/Bass FX) & How Do They Work?
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What Are Phaser Pedals (Guitar/Bass FX) & How Do They Work?

Phaser is one of the most interesting audio effects in terms of its electronic design and effect on audio signals. Guitarists, bassists and other musicians can benefit greatly from a phaser pedal in their rig/pedalboard. What are phaser pedals, and how do they work? Phaser pedals are stompbox units designed for guitar and/or bass. Phasers…

What Are Tremolo Guitar Effects Pedals & How Do They Work?
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What Are Tremolo Guitar Effects Pedals & How Do They Work?

Tremolo is an awesome effect that has the potential to really give a guitar or bass that extra character it deserves in a mix. This modulation/dynamic sort of hybrid effect can be easily accessed via a pedal. What are tremolo guitar effects pedals, and how do they work? Tremolo pedals are stompbox units designed for…

What Are Vibrato Guitar Effects Pedals & How Do They Work?
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What Are Vibrato Guitar Effects Pedals & How Do They Work?

Vibrato is an incredible technique for a guitarist, bassist, vocalist (and many other instrumentalists) to have in their arsenal. This natural technique can be achieved in both natural and unnatural ways via electronics in a vibrato pedal. What are vibrato guitar effects pedals, and how do they work? Vibrato pedals are stompbox-style effects units designed…

What Are Looper Pedals (Guitar/Bass FX) & How Do They Work?
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What Are Looper Pedals (Guitar/Bass FX) & How Do They Work?

Looper pedals can be an invaluable tool for guitarists, bassists and all musicians. These units are regularly used to develop musical ideas beyond a single instrument track, as a tool in live settings for “one-man-bands” and even multi-piece groups, and as a learning tool in the practice room (among many other uses). What are looper…

What Are Pitch-Shifting Guitar Pedals & How Do They Work?
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What Are Pitch-Shifting Guitar Pedals & How Do They Work?

Pitch-shifting pedals, and those pedals that utilize pitch-shifting, are among the most amusing to play through and can truly open a whole new realm of sonic and harmonic capabilities on guitar, bass and other instruments. What are pitch-shifting guitar pedals, and how do they work? A pitch-shifting guitar/bass pedal is a stompbox unit that affects…

What Are Compressor Pedals (Guitar/Bass) & How Do They Work?
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What Are Compressor Pedals (Guitar/Bass) & How Do They Work?

Compression is one of the most important and popular processes in audio, so it stands to reason that a compressor pedal in a board/rig would be fitting. What are compressor pedals, and how do they work? Compressors pedals reduce the dynamic range of the input guitar/bass signal. A compressor pedal will reduce the amplitude of…

What Are Delay Pedals (Guitar Effects) & How Do They Work?
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What Are Delay Pedals (Guitar Effects) & How Do They Work?

A single delay pedal in a guitarist’s rig can add numerous dimensions to his or her playing. It’s no wonder why delay pedals are so popular on pedalboards around the globe, spanning across nearly all genres of music. What are delay pedals, and how do they work? Delay pedals are stompbox effects units that cause…

How To Order Guitar/Bass Pedals (Ultimate Signal Flow Guide)
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How To Order Guitar/Bass Pedals (Ultimate Signal Flow Guide)

So you’ve picked up some awesome effects pedals for your rig and want to get the most out of them. Understanding signal flow and placing pedals in the proper order will lead to optimal performance. So how should we order our guitar (or bass) pedals for optimal signal flow? Though there are no hard rules…