There are so many things that we could write about, so why guitar pedals? It wasn't long after picking up a guitar that I found out about effect pedals and I was immediately hooked. I loved they way they could change your sound and with the push of the button completely transform what I was playing. I was inspired by the sounds I could find inside one stomp box. To this day I still remember my first pedal, the Boss Super Overdriver. It was simple, just three knobs, but that pedal set me down a path of discovery.
The next pedal I got my hands on was a digital delay. This completely opened up a new world in my mind. I loved the way delay added extra notes into my playing. And If I turned my volume knob up after I played a chord I loved the texture and space the pedal made. In this way I effectively discovered swells, which lead me to seek out a volume pedal. Funny enough I found out there was another guitar player that was equally as influenced by effect pedals, specifically Delay. Of course I am talking about "The Edge". Like him I love what pedals can do, I love trying to crack their code, and I love discovering new ways to use them.
So what next?
I knew I loved pedals, but I didn't know that much about them, or how to use them effectively. I spent hours trying to find quality resources to help. There wasn't much out there, and the only pedals I could try were those available at my local Guitar megastore. I decided to create Guitarpedals.live to help out people like me. The ones who want to learn more about pedals and need a good place to start. I want to cover the basics so that someone who is just starting can really understand how to use these pedals most effectively. Our videos will explore how to use the basic functions of these pedals, demo various settings on the pedal, and how they interact with other effect.
Join us as we dive into the pedal world and discover endless tonal options.