Seamlessly transitioning between amps or channels is the main attraction of a guitar amplifier footswitch. Your experimentation with a footswitch allows your amplifier to operate to its full potential. Once you customize your amp's levels to your liking, you then plug in your chosen switch to your amplifier and are able to add, subtract or combine your amps to suit your overall sound. Footswitches have been gaining in popularity with stage musicians for decades. The ease of use they provide gives the guitarist a much better chance of executing a ripping solo because he has better control over the amplification. The ability to snap an amp on or off allows the musician to truly tailor exactly what the audience is hearing. Most footswitches are equipped with LED lights to ensure you know what you are tapping on stage. Once your setup is complete and you're all plugged in, it is useful to have a little light guiding the way when you get into a complicated jam. Layering your sound with a footswitch is an interesting feature. Some guitarists choose very different channel setups and then use their footswitch to put them together into one overall sound. When you hear a really full section and then hear an amp effect drop out, it is likely the footswitch has been integrated into the music. The rubberized bottoms offered with most footswitches give you good traction, taking away the need to build an elaborate pedal board. When you're thrashing it's useful to have a secure footswitch that won't make its way around the stage. Even novices can enjoy a little channel tampering with a basic footswitch. They can easily be used with a combo amp to allow you to change up your style and sound with a simple tap. It's a great way to learn and get informed about the possibilities offered by an electric guitar. Whether you're giving your audience an elaborate array of layered sounds or just trying to alter your jam a bit, a footswitch is an easy and convenient option. Your sound is important so the simpler the tools you have to work with, the more success you'll have in keeping your tone as sharp or as fuzzed as you want.