Hello! To start off this series on effects, I shall do an overview on guitar effects. Guitar effects, as we all know, are electronic devices that modify the tone, pitch or sound of the signal that is sent from a guitar (it can be an electric guitar, acoustic guitar or bass guitar) into the effect and out.
Effects can be housed in:
Onboard effects on a guitar amplifier:
There are many different types of effects that can be housed in these various forms. Below is a list of the types of effects available to guitarists, most are linked to a soundclip- arranged in categories.
: Compressor : Noise Gate : Equaliser
Next in the Guitar Effects 101 series: Drive Effects & part 1 of Modulation Effects. Till next time!