Essential guitar pedals for a gigging guitarist
Today at www.londonguitarschool.co.uk I want to take a look at pedals I would consider a necessity for a gigging musician in any situation.
First on my list as I personally feel its the most important. An overdrive pedal allows you effortless and quick switching from a clean sound to a distorted sound. The OCD Fulltone (pictured above) is my personal favourite, great sound, tweakable sounds and versatile. Whatever you do make sure you try out a pedal with your guitar before you buy it as pedals will sound different with humbuckers, single coils ect.
Another personal favourite of mine!! I love a good delay pedal. I feel it helps me get a BIG sound, think The edge from U2.
Above is the Strymon timeline. A very new but popular delay pedal. It is a multidimensionl effects pedal and is not cheap. There are equally good and more simple delay pedals out there so don’t think you need to spend a huge amount.
Check out this link for a video demonstration
Chorus pedals are great as they can be subtle and add that extra spark or flavour to a riff, or chord progression.
Above is the Boss chorus ensemble. This pedal lets users create any kind of chorus effect–from a mild, natural chorus to the clear and penetrating stereo chorus effect popular in contemporary music.
A really fun pedal. Great for rock and metal solos but also great for disco and funk. I dont know a professional guitarist without one. There will always be a gig it comes on handy.
Above is the classic and best selling (and cheap) Dunlop Crybaby
So there ya go.
Which ones have you got????
Aaron – 07411798015