Effects Pedals and Songs
Like milk and chocolate, effects pedals and guitars can be paired together to create something uniquely wonderful. Heres a list of my favourite pedals and songs in which they are used.
Wah an expressive, crying-like effect that mimics the human voice. Think wah-wah and wacka-wacka. J
25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago (guitar solo)
Sweet Child O Mine Guns N Roses (guitar solo)
Chorus a beautiful shimmering effect that became known as the sound of the 80s. Because of this, guitarists usually love it or hate it.
Phase Shifter commonly used to add a warm, subtle, spatial shimmer with light swooshing. Introduced in the late 60s; the effect is still very popular today.
Flanger sounds like a jet plane taking off!
Tremolo causes the sound to stutter (lightly or intensely) at various speeds. This effect is built into many Fender amps.
Univibe best described as a combination of chorus, phase shifter, and tremolo.
Fuzz abrasive, hairy and harsh; extreme distortion never sounded so good. Can also create long, singing, sustained notes.
Octave takes what youre playing and adds a lower octave to it. Hendrix would combine this with fuzz to create many of his signature sounds.
Compressor commonly used to make clean guitar parts stand out in a mix, makes the notes pop out, more punchy, etc.
Delay an echo-like effect; repeats what you played.
Rotary the sound created when a guitar or organ is played through a rotating speaker (called a Leslie). The sound moves and swirls at various speeds.
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