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Overdrive and distortion has been a hallmark of popular music since the dawn of rock and roll. Think of some of your favorite guitar riffs, from Smoke on the Water to Seven Nation Army, and chances are they've been driven by a serious effects pedal. At a basic level, effects pedals replicate the sound of an overdriven amplifier, giving you the sound of a rig pushed to its limit without the risk of permanent damage. There is such a diverse amount of overdrive, distortion, fuzz and boost effect pedals available to you that in the end your choice of pedal will simply come down to what sounds right to you. If you're going for that classic rock sound, you'll definitely want to check out the legendary Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal. From David Gilmour's iconic guitar solo on Comfortably Numb, to practically the entirety of the Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream, the Big Muff Pi has long been a staple in the arsenal of guitarists worldwide. Likewise, the ZVex Vexter Box of Rock Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal delivers vintage amp tone through any amp, making it a valuable option for aspiring guitar Gods everywhere. Are you looking for a serious metal sound? Then you might be interested in a T-Rex Engineering Bloody Mary Distortion Guitar Pedal. Fans of Maiden and Pantera alike will love the unmistakeable crunch and ear piercing wails it can deliver. Maybe you're a bass player who's looking to leave a lasting impression. You'll almost certainly want to try the Tech 21 SansAmp Character Series VT Bass V2 Distortion Bass Effects Pedal. This pedal can help you unleash everything from the distorted tones of King Crimson to the modern rock sounds of Your Favorite Enemies, making it invaluable for the bassist who demands versatility. The options when choosing overdrive, distortion, fuzz and boost effect pedals are practically limitless, and it in the end it will come down to the connection you make with certain sounds. One thing is for sure, whatever sound you are going for, there is a pedal available to help you bring it to life like you never thought possible.
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The EHX Screaming Bird is a reissue of the classic LPB-1 from the `late 1960's. It's a single transistor boost...
Works splendidly in front of a tube amp with a 3-knob control set that makes it easy to find the sound you're...
You'll swear your sound gets right up and walks out of your cabinet! With an absolutely monstrously heavy...
A small pedal with a ton of firepower!
A Metal pedal with tons of gain and EQ options galore!