Guitar multi-effects pedals let you get the most out of your music at the touch of a button without chaining several stompboxes together. After all, your pedal board only has so much room. At LAWK STAR Guitars, we encourage experimentation with guitar multi-effects pedals from companies like: Catalinbread, Pigtronix, Rocktron, Tech 21, Tortuga Effects and Walrus Audio.
Choosing the Right Multi-Effects Pedal
The Sound You Seek: Multi-effects pedals can have as little as two effects and up to hundreds of factory presets. Before you start hunting for a pedal, think about the sounds that you want to create with your guitar. If you want distortion, for example, you may want a pedal that lets you play with fuzz, overdrive and distortion effects. A good multi-effects pedal helps you find your own signature sound and lets you experiment as your music and style evolves.
Quality versus Quantity: Consider how and where you plan to use your multi-effects pedal and how user-friendly you want it to be before you shop. While a multi-effects pedal with 200 preset effects may seem like a good idea, it’s a waste of money if the tones produced are poor, it’s frustrating to use or you only end up using a handful of the effects.
Durability: When you’re jamming on stage, the multi-effects pedal you choose should be rugged enough to live up to your stomping and performance needs.
Whether you’re expanding your current setup or experimenting with a musical genre, a solid multi-effects pedal will overhaul your sound. After choosing the guitar effects pedal that you like, check out LAWK STAR’s selection of pedal boards and gig bags to protect your gear.