5 Essential Effects Pedals For Rock Guitar
When I first began playing guitar, I thought there were two sounds: clean and distorted. Those were the two choices on my amp, so I assumed that’s how it was. As time went on, I would hear strange and wonderful sounds from guitars on the radio. And this was in the late 90’s and early 2000’s when rock guitarists had all but replaced technique with effects pedals, so it was everywhere!
My first pedal was a gift from my parents, the almighty Dunlop Crybaby wah pedal. I couldn’t get enough of it, and that’s when I realized there was so much more in the world of guitar sounds. Today, I prefer using minimal effects, but there are a handful of essential stomp boxes every rock guitarist needs in their arsenal. They are: