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Best Guitar Pedals (2017)

Due to the vast range of guitar pedals, A short guide of only a few effects pedals simply will not cut it. This is why we at have embarked on a journey to create a full and comprehensive list of the best guitar pedals. For now this page is a work in progress, but in time it will be here to show you a complete range of pedals including distortion, delay, reverb, compressors and much more. This is to help you decide which is right for your needs, and also choose from a range of great pedals within a category. Keep up to date by signing up to our newsletter and be informed as new posts are created relating to the various guitar pedals.

Overdrive Pedals (Click for List):

Best Guitar Pedals: OS-2 OverdriveA brief intro to overdrive: Overdrive is the term used when input gain from a guitar exceeds the capacity of the tubes in an amp. This leads to clipping. The sound becomes distorted and for the most part, audio clipping is a bad thing especially when recording. But in the case of guitar amps, this started to become a desired sound. Overdrive pedals are designed to replicate and/or enhance the sound of an overdriven tube amp. Most overdrive pedals have a wide range of control allowing you to add as little or as much of the sound as you want. Pushing an overdrive pedal to it’s limit will often give a similar sound to distortion pedals, some like the Boss Os-2 are designed for this purpose and are made as both a distortion and overdrive pedal. Pedals like the Ibanez TS-808 however are more useful as an enhancement to a tube amp. Even from this short description you can see just how different overdrive pedals can be. Read more for reviews on the best overdrive pedals.

Best Distortion Pedals (Click for List)

Best Guitar Pedals: MXR M104 Distortion +A brief intro to distortion:¬†The distortion pedal is a very common guitar pedal found in almost every guitarists arsenal of effects and pedals. A distortion pedal has been designed to emulate high gain amplifiers. Think the sound of artists and bands like Metallica, Van Halen even Hendrix. Most distortion pedals have a wide range of controls allowing you to shape the tone of the distortion to your personal liking and taste, as well as blend it into a mix. Distortion pedals are often designed to be genre specific and generally large pedal companies like Boss produce a range of pedals to suit different genres. For example the Boss Metal Zone distortion pedal has been designed with metal guitarists in mind and emulates the sound of a metal amplifier. There are however distortion pedals that work great with a range of genres so don’t think you need a different distortion pedal for each band or artist you want to play like. Click here to read more about some of the best distortion pedals around in 2017.

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Best Reverb Pedals