4 utility pedals every guitarist needs

4 utility pedals every guitarist needs

Pedals
There has never been a time in history when guitarists have had more choice for guitar related ‘gear’ than today. Instruments, amps, pedals, cables, plectrums, you name it, if you’re in the market for something new, you are spoilt for choice. We all like to own nice things, and I certainly take pride in all my guitar related purchases, but I have to admit, guitar pedals pique my interest the most. I am very happy with my guitars and amps. I am very happy with my pedals, yet I still like to take an interest in what’s going on in the pedal market. It seems overdrive pedals are the largest part of the pedal market, followed by delay and modulation effects. There is just something about experimenting with new overdrive…
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What’s so special about Tube Screamers?

What’s so special about Tube Screamers?

Pedals
The Ibanez Tube Screamer is arguably the most popular overdrive pedal ever made. The familiar little green box is a common fixture on many pedal boards, particularly for blues guitarists.  It’s fair to say, much of the Tube Screamers popularity came from Stevie Ray Vaughan being a noted user of them.  The TS circuit has been copied, adapted and “improved” by many manufacturers, it may be the most replicated of all overdrive circuits. I have tried many different overdrive pedals, but it took me a long time to get around to checking out what the Tube Screamer offers. The internet is full of forums and threads on all things Tube Screamer, but you'll soon notice lots of conflicting opinions about them.   What's so special about Tube Screamers So, what’s…
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