Pinnacle Deluxe v2 Overdrive from Wampler Pedals

pinnacle deluxeThe Pinnacle Deluxe features two foot switches with LED status indicators, a Bypass switch to turn the pedal on and off, and a Boost switch to engage the BOOST effect.

A second generation of the highly regarded overdrive Wampler Pinnacle Standard, the Pinnacle Deluxe v2 features the same sound as the first version but adds a ton of versatility and convenient attributes. Continue reading “Pinnacle Deluxe v2 Overdrive from Wampler Pedals”

Best Guitar Phase Shifter Pedals

best guitar phase shifterLet’s take a look at guitar phase shifter pedals, those often overlooked and under-discussed, but-much valued instrument effects.

Here are some of the best guitar phase shifter pedals around, and a word or two on what they’re all about. For starters, the phaser and the flanger might sound similar, but the phaser is based on frequency while the flanger is based on time. Very simply explained, the phaser splits your guitar signal into at least two signals and leaves one version unaltered. The other version is run through a tone control capacitor very similar to the Tone control on a guitar, but set to different frequencies. Continue reading “Best Guitar Phase Shifter Pedals”

Electro-Harmonix Wailer Wah Pedal

electro-harmonix wailerThe Electro-Harmonix Wailer Wah features a circuit that is very similar to the Crying Tone Wah but with a traditional rack and pinion style design.

The traditional style of the Electro-Harmonix Wailer, with movable pedal and a steady base, is much better suited to a pedalboard than the Crying Tone. The pedal is constructed in a light and cost-effective, but still very sturdy, high-impact plastic housing that’s designed to take years of abuse. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Wailer Wah Pedal”

Best Budget Guitar Phase Shifter Pedals

best budget guitar phaseIf you're searching for a new Guitar Phase Shifter Pedal, here's a list that's sure to help you to get started.

Before we zero in on the best budget guitar phase shifter pedals, we’ll first take a look at their actual significance. The Phase Shifter, or Phaser, is an often overlooked effect that sounds very similar to a Flanger. The Phaser can be heard on many historic recordings by Pink Floyd, Van Halen, Waylon Jennings, Jimi Hendrix, and many others. Continue reading “Best Budget Guitar Phase Shifter Pedals”

Best Guitar Analog Delay Pedals

best guitar analog delayIf you're in the market for a bucket brigade-style analog delay pedal, here are some well-crafted ones for you to consider. See what you think.

Before we get into the best guitar analog delay pedals, we’ll begin with a word or two about them. Analog delay, using the bucket brigade chip, is a staple effect in many players’ pedalboards. Analog delay works by splitting the signal at the input into two parts and sending one part of the signal right to the output; this is the “dry” signal. Continue reading “Best Guitar Analog Delay Pedals”

Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal

electro-harmonix nano small stoneOperated by two simple controls, the Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter is completely analog, and features a four-stage phase shifting design.

The Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal is a compact-size reissue of the classic Small Stone Phaser pedal and produces the same sound that made the classic 1970 Small Stone famous. It is a completely analog phaser that features a very smooth phase sound made possible by it’s four-stage phase shifting design. Continue reading “Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal”

What are the Best Guitar Distortion Pedals?

best guitar distortionDistortion is such a personal choice. If you are in search of the best guitar distortion pedals, this list offers solid options.

Distortion is a type of overdrive, or more accurately, overdrive is a type of distortion. Usually, when we talk about distortion, we’re talking about overdrive with a very high gain that’s very fuzzy and compressed. It’s a different, more controlled sound than FUZZ though, and it’s created in a different way as well. Continue reading “What are the Best Guitar Distortion Pedals?”