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13 Best Reverb Pedals for Guitar

Reverb is one of the most commonly used effects in the guitar world. Here we go through what makes a great reverb, the various types of reverb (spring, hall, plate… ), and finding the best reverb for your style of playing. No matter your preferences, you can’t go wrong with these on your pedalboard!

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Last updated September 2019

11 Best Distortion Pedals for Guitar: Metal, Classic Rock, and Beyond

This guide will help you choose the right guitar distortion pedal, whether you are looking for just a little past overdrive or hard chugging attacks. We highlight some great pedals from quality manufacturers that are can't miss options for your pedalboard.

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Last updated October 2019

13 Best Fuzz Pedals for Guitar

So there are three main breeds of distortion: overdrive, distortion, and fuzz...

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Last updated September 2019

The Top 11 Overdrive Pedals - 2019 Edition

If you’ve always been curious as to which overdrive pedal will be the best fit for you rig you’ve come to the right place! This article will give you all the information that you need to make an informed decision.

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Last updated September 2019

7 Best Chorus Pedals: 2019 Top Picks and Reviews

As an effect, chorus can cover everything from beefing up your guitar’s tone to drastically changing the voice of your guitar.

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Last updated September 2019

8 Best Looper Pedals for Guitar: 2019 Gear Guide

Finding the best looper for your needs requires you to know how a looper works, what is critical to know when selecting one, and how you’re going to us it. Lucky for you, we've put together the ultimate list of the best looper pedals no matter your playing style or budget. Here are 8 can’t lose options.

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Last updated September 2019

Time Keeps on Slipping: Best Flanger Pedal Buying Guide

Beloved by everyone from shoe-gazers to professional Van Halen impersonators, flange pedals have been a feature in popular music for decades. If you’ve been looking to add this classic effect to your sonic palette you’ve come to the right place! This article will explain how a flanger functions, give you some valuable information that will help you find your perfect pedal, as well as give you five great recommendations that won’t break the bank.

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Last updated August 2019

The 13 Best Delay Pedals - Reviews & Guide 2019

In this gear guide we recommend the best delay effect pedals for every budget and playing style. We review both analog and digital delays, and cover proven options for your pedalboard that are used by tons of artists and have great reputations.

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Last updated September 2019

Top Guitar Multi-Effects Pedals

There are a *lot* of multi-effect pedals out there, with prices and features varying drastically from model to model. With multi-effects pedals, it’s a little bit different than something like distortion pedals. With distortion, there might be 50 different manufacturers each making a distortion pedal. With multi-effects, there are only around 5 major manufacturers (Zoom, Line 6, Boss, DigiTech, TC Electronic), but they each make 10 models of multi-effect pedals...

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Last updated July 2019

6 Best Bass Distortion Pedals

Distortion is ubiquitous in rock and heavier genres like metal. In fact, if you are in search of a bass tone like legendary bands Black Sabbath, Motörhead, and other hard rock and roll hall of famers, you’re pretty much guaranteed to want to invest in a the best bass distortion pedal you can. Here, we review some of the most proven bass distortion pedals.

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Last updated September 2019

4 Best Reverb Delay Combo Pedals: Perfect Pairings

Combination pedals make a lot of sense with similar effects close to each other in the signal chain. They save space, you're guaranteed the pedals complement each other, and you need to power fewer pedals. We explore the best reverb-delay pedals on the market that are can't miss options.

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Last updated June 2019

5 Best Uni-Vibe Pedals

The best Uni-Vibe pedals of all time. Uni-Vibe is a little-known effect to many guitarists and bassists. In this guide we shed light on this fantastic effect, and recommend 5 of the best vibe type pedals around.

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Last updated July 2019

Top Octave Pedals

Octave pedals have been around for many years. However, since our abilities to create complex digital designs for pedals have grown, we have seen a huge advancement in the usability of Octave pedals.

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Last updated June 2019

5 Best Volume Pedals & Expression Pedals: Turn It Up

Looking to add a volume or expression pedal to your board? It can really open up more capabilities, especially when paired with different combinations of effect pedals. Check out this guide and expand your possibilities.

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Last updated July 2019

Top Boost Pedals - Updated 2019

Interested in taking it to 11, but don't want to color your tone or distort your sound with an overdrive? These options will allow you to cut through the noise and be heard, while giving you a distinct effect.

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Last updated September 2019

10 Best Wah Pedals

The best wah pedals, period. In the this guide, we discuss how to choose the right wah pedal for you. We go through several types of wah pedals to talk about optical wahs and mechanical wahs and the pros and cons of each and recommend several proven wah pedals.

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Last updated September 2019

10 Best Tremolo Pedals: Awesome Amplitude Adjustments

Tremolo adjusts the variation in your signals amplitude and has a really cool modulation effect on your signal that gives you a unique “underwater” sound. We’ll discuss what to consider and show you the top tremolo pedals available today. Don't buy a tremolo pedal before reading these reviews!

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Last updated August 2019

10 Best EQ Pedals: Awesome Guitar Equalizer Effects

In addition to tone controls, an equalizer, or EQ pedal, will give you the capability to dramatically shape your tone. The more frequencies you control, the greater your ability to customize your tone. In this guide, we review the best EQ pedals on the market.

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Last updated September 2019

5 Best Noise Gate Pedals

Noise gates work by silencing or reducing the levels of an audio signal once the signal drops below a certain amplitude

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Last updated July 2019

Top 5 Phaser Pedals

Phasers have consistently creeped in and out of popularity throughout its existence in musical history. From subtle parts in Luke Bryan’s 2015 song “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day”, to the iconic phase sound on the intro of “Ain’t Talkin Bout Love” by Van Halen, a Phaser is a surprisingly versatile effect that is a great addition to any pedal board.

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Last updated June 2019

10 Best Compressor Pedals for Guitar

For those of you who weren’t already aware, compression is arguably the secret weapon for gigging guitarists the world over.

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Last updated September 2019