Understanding Guitar Effects Pedals
A lot of musical band fans out there try to imitate their favorite bands. And there are many who get frustrated by the fact that they can play all of the bands famous songs but they fail to sound like them at all. Guitar effects can now be achieved using guitar effects pedals which can help you copy the sounds that your favorite band produces. Perhaps you have heard about these but have not tried getting one for yourself. The sounds produced by your favorite band can be copied using a guitar effects pedal. There are individual effect pedals but they only produce one kind of sound out of thousands of different sounds. You need to decide what sound you are trying to achieve so that you can choose the right individual effect pedal.
If it important that you hear the individual sounds to be able to choose the right individual effect pedal so you need to visit your music store and try out different effect pedals. You can find distortion pedals which produce sounds for specific genres like punk, blues overdrive, metal, grunge, and others. You activate the sound by stepping on the pedal once while you play your guitar. You turn on the sound by steeping once, and you need to step on the pedal again to turn it off. You can only find the sound that you like by trying the different pedals. Activation of the pedal is done by stepping on it once and the same is true for turning it off. 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. These pedals also follow the same operation.
There are other pedals that don’t follow the operation given. 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. Whammy pedals simulate electric guitar whammy bars, and are operated with the same back and forth rocking motion. This is ideal if your guitar does not have a whammy or if you don’t want to use them.
You can also find multi-effects pedals in stores. This type of pedal provides lots of different effects in one unit. These pedals are expensive but economical since you only buy one unit for many effects. For one multi-effect pedal you can distortion pedal, single tap action, rocking pedal for wah, volume and whammy effects. Many say that the quality of multi-effect pedals is inferior to the individual pedals.