Different Kinds of Guitar Effects Pedals
A lot of musical band fans out there try to imitate their favorite bands. And they try as much as they can to copy their guitar sounds but they fall frustrated because it just does not sound right. What you need to do about it is to use guitar effects pedals. You might have known that this is the solution to your problem but have not tried using these effect pedals yet. The sounds produced by your favorite band can be copied using a guitar effects pedal. There are many different sounds produced by your favorite band, but if you use an individual effect pedal, they you can copy one of the sounds produced. To be able to pick the right individual effect pedal, you need to know what sound you want to achieve.
The way to find the right individual effect pedal is to go to a music store and try out the different sound pedals to find the right sound you want to achieve. If you love punk, meta, blues overdrive, grunge, etc. then you can try the distortion pedals which produce sounds for these music genres. You activate the sound by stepping on the pedal once while you play your guitar. Stepping on it turns on the sound and if you want to turn it off, then you step on the pedal again. If you don’t get the sound that you want, then try another until you get the one that produces the sound that you want. You can activate and stop the pedals by stepping on it once for each command. The digital delay effect is another pedal that produces a low repetition of the last note played. Another type of effect is the chorus effect which adds smoothness to your sound. Activating and stopping the pedal follows the same operation.
You will also find pedals that operate in a different way. There are wah pedals that are used by first stepping all the way down the pedal to activate the switch and then gently rocked back and forth to produce the “wah” effect. There are also volume pedals that you rock pack and forth to increase or decrease the volume gradually. The whammy pedal is also rocked back and forth and it simulates the use of a whammy bar for electric guitars. If you don’t have a whammy, then this whammy pedal is ideal for you.
You can also find multi-effects pedals in stores. In this one pedal, many different guitar effects are provided. These pedals are expensive but economical since you only buy one unit for many effects. Distortion pedal, single tap action, rocking pedal for wah, volume, and whammy effects can be found in a single multi-effect pedal. If you want quality sound, however, choose individual pedal over multi-effete pedals because they have better quality sound.