Effects Processor

Effects Processor

A Multi FX Unit

A Multi FX Unit

Pedal Boards

Pedal Boards

If you have a collection of pedals its a good idea to put together your own pedal board. With this approach your pedals are stuck onto the board via velcro and are powered by a power supply. You can also use a pedal switcher to combine the pedals in various...

Stomp Boxes

Stomp Boxes

Preamp/Poweramp

The are two parts of an amp that the guitar signal travels through before it arrives at the speakers. The first part is the preamplifier where things like the amount of overdrive is generated. The second stage is the power amplifier which is where the signal is...

Chorus

A chorus effect pedal uses its technology to take the guitar signal and add a slightly delayed and different pitched version of itself on top. This creates a smooth shimmery sound, similar to when two different guitarists are playing the same riff...

Strings

Strings

Guitar strings are measured in fractions of an inch. The two most common string gauges for electric guitars are 9’s which are considered ‘light’ and 10’s which are ‘medium’. These numbers refer to the high E string (thinnest string) so if you hear someone say they use...

Phaser

Phasing is another sweeping effect but is different to flange. This effect filters a signal by putting peaks and troughs throughout the frequency spectrum. This is modulated over time affecting the position of the peaks and troughs. For this reason you get a sweeping...

How Many Channels?

Most amps have two channels. Channel one is for clean sounds and channel two is for Overdrive. The channels can be switched via foot pedal which allows guitarist to change between clean sounds to overdriven sounds when playing live. Some amps can also have 3 or even 4...