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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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Overdrive your amp without sacrificing the low end.
Built in the tradition of the legendary BOSS overdrives, the OD-3 OverDrive pedal gives guitarists a greatly...
If you like to play it loud and proud, but don't want to worry about unwanted distortion, the FB-3 was...
The French Toast gives a new definition to the word SCREAM with vintage octave up effects!
Go straight to the console with rich tube-amp sound!
Visual Sound's interpretation of the TS-808 with bass boost and lots more volume, times 2!
Bluesy soft-clip and nasty hard-clip tube-style distortion, all in one pedal for a great price.
The DN-2 creates unique tone transitions based on your picking dynamics. Get transparent clean output by...
Amazing tones are at your feet with this killer effects pedal.