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 reviewmusicproducts.com 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.
A 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.
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.