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Nail Your Killer Tone With This Complete Guide to Guitar Effects Pedals
All guitar players are on a never-ending quest for the perfect tone and are constantly trying to discover the right combination of effects to achieve the sound we hear in our heads. Will getting a specific pedal solve our tone problems, or is it simply the way our rig is configured?
Guitar tone guru Rob Thorpe gives a complete rundown on every type of guitar pedal, and answers all these questions and more in Guitar Pedals: Mastering Guitar Effects. If you have ever wrestled with your tone, this book is for you.
Solve These Common Guitar Tone Problems:
- What’s the best order to chain your effects together?
- Should distortion come first or last?
- What about modulation?
- Certain pedals should sound great but kill my tone?
- What am I doing wrong?
- What are the best reverb/delay pedals on the market?
- What’s the difference between a Big Muff, a Tube Screamer and a Reaper Pandemonium?
Much More Than “This Pedal Does That”…
Guitar Pedals: Mastering Guitar Effects is much more than a simple guide to the types of guitar effects. You’ll go in-depth to discover:
- The types of pedals available and how each one sculpts your guitar tone
- How to use each guitar pedal properly
- How to configure your guitar pedal board to correctly get the sound you want
- The best distortion, compression, modulation, and delay pedals to use… and when!
- How guitar pedals should really sound and what you can achieve with them
- How to get those “special effects” you’ve heard the pro guitarists use
Plus Two Free Bonuses:
Bonus One: Interviews with three touring/recording guitarists about how they created and use their rig for gigs and in the studio, revealing some great insights, including Cradle of Filth’s Richard Shaw.
Bonus Two: Effects physics for the curious, a dedicated section to show you how a guitar pedal does what it does!
Learn how to master delay to double-up riffs and even create backward solos … in harmony!
Here’s What You Get
Guitar Pedals: Mastering Guitar Effects includes studio quality recordings to demonstrate how each stomp box sounds and you’ll learn dozens of useful guitar licks appropriate to each effect. It’s not just theory, this is a practical guide with great examples and individual chapters dedicated to:
- Overdrives and Boosts
- Wah-Wahs and Envelope Filters
Plus, an all-important chapter on how to chain effects together and build up your pedalboard!
It’s time to master your guitar effects and nail your dream guitar tone!
Premier Guitar March 2018: Our annual Pro Pedalboards issue features an up-close and personal look at 10 boards from a range of players including the Fall of Troy’s Thomas Erak, Warpaint’s Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman, Eric Gales, Nikki Monninger from Silversun Pickups, Mr. Big’s Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert, Larry LaLonde of Primus, and Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis. But that’s not all—we also take a look at a killer lineup of stomp stations from PG fans! On the interview front, this issue we chat with rockabilly legend Duane Eddy, blues-rock ripper Hannah Wicklund, and bass legend Lee Sklar. Gear-wise, we’ve got a cool DIY feature on simple guitar hacks that cost less than 12 bucks, and reviews of 13 guitar and bass gadgets, including Hagstrom’s new Fantomen 6-string, the Epiphone Embassy PRO bass, Electro-Harmonix’s Green Russian Big Muff, the Orange Fur Coat, Guild’s Jumbo Junior bass, the Fender Ed O’Brien Stratocaster, Nanolog Audio’s the WaveFunction, the Chellee Compy, Nolatone’s Club Master, the Lehle Mono Volume 90, Dunlop’s Geezer Butler Cry Baby wah, Seafoam Pedals’ Lighthouse, and Cloud Microphones’ Cloudlifter Zi DI. Lastly, we’ve also got transcriptions of three rad tunes (print edition only): Eric Johnson’s “Cliffs of Dover,” Deftones’ “My Own Summer (Shove It),” and jazz-great Jim Hall’s take on the classic Sonny Rollins tune “St. Thomas.”