Electric Guitars Putting Pedal to the Metal

Written by News Channel 3 on January 16, 2014. Posted in Guitar multi effects pedals, Pigtronix infinity looper, Walrus pedals

Guitar multi effects pedals

Now that you’ve mastered alternate picking, power chords, and a few major, minor, and pentatonic scales, you might think it’s time for a gig. However, even if you’ve got a few songs down really well, you’ve probably noticed that they don’t sound very much like what you hear on your favorite songs, and on the radio. That’s because most of the artists you hear are using electric guitar pedals. Whenever an electric guitar doesn’t sound natural, it’s thanks to some expert manipulation at the hands and feet of the musician.

Here are a few of the more popular electric guitar pedals out there. You might consider trying one or two of these to see how you like the sound.

  • Overdrive
  • Using an overdrive pedal can help you get that specific “crunch” sound, harmonic overtones, or a bluesy drive,