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Guitar FX: 12 of the best

Published: Tue April 19, 2011  News Feed

Pedals, FX Units, Stomp Boxes: Chances are, if you're an experienced guitarist or bass player in 2011 you will be familiar with effects for your chosen instrument, but if you're just taking your first steps with so much choice now available where should  you start?

\"\\"The\"As a guitarist there a few joys to compare with cranking up your amp, trying out the latest boutique fuzz box or futuristic synth pedal and discovering a whole new dimension of sound. Pedals come in many shapes sizes and colours and with ever more amusing names for distortion, chorus, wah and multi fx as well as more recent advancements.

The selection is so wide these days that things can be a little confusing; where to begin? How to get that desired sound? Indeed, many guitarists use their personal selection of pedals to help define their sound and experiment with certain combinations of effects and even the order of the signal chain can yield some exciting results. The good news is that amongst the plethora of available effects, there really is something for everyone whether you’re governed by budget or taste. We thought it was about time that we revisit the subject and take a look at some of our current favourites that you may not yet be familiar with.

 12 OF THE BEST FX

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