Best Guitar Pedals – Comparison Table
Before we get too deep into a look at the guitar pedals reviewed, let’s first get a good overview, a quick feel, if you will, for what the guitar pedals are, and what they may have to offer you and your music playing experience. This will just be a quick look at the pedals, and if you want a more in-depth analysis, you will find it below the table. Here’s a list of the best guitar pedals of 2018.
|Boss Tu-3 Chromatic Tuner Pedal||Chromatic tuner with bypass||Buttons for changing tuning options|
|Boss Audio DS-1 Distortion Guitar Pedal||Adds distortion effect||Tone, Distortion, and Level knobs|
|Boss DD-7 Digital Delay Pedal||Electronic delay on signals sent||E-Level, Feedback, Delay time, and Mode knobs|
|Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby Wah Guitar Effects Pedal||Creates a ‘wah’ sound when active||No controls; depressing the foot pedal changes sound|
|Electro-Harmonix Little Big Muff Distortion Pedal||Adds distortion, fuzz, and attack||Volume, Sustain, and Tone knobs|
|MXR 10 Band Graphic EQ With 18V Power Supply||Controls prominence of signals||Sliders for controlling frequencies from 31.25Hz to 16KHz|
|MXR M102 Dyna Comp Compressor||Compresses signal, evening out the signal to amplifier||Output and Sensitivity knobs|
|Ernie Ball VP Jr. P06180 250K Potentiometer For Passive Electronics||Controls volume on the fly via active circuit resistance||Depressing pedal controls the volume|
|Digitech CF7 Chorus Factory||Chorus effect||Level, Speed, Depth, and Chorus Mode knobs|
|Ebtech Hum Eliminator||Cuts down on amp hum in the line||No controls, jacks for two lines in and two lines out|
But there isn’t just one magic guitar pedal that will do all of that for you, believe it or not. Most guitarists tend to go along with at least two guitar pedals, and those who rely heavily on effects can have entire racks of guitar pedals that they bring to every concert that they play, with literally dozens of pedals on the rack or the board. This is how you can get the same guitar to go from sounding like a heavily distorted chainsaw to sounding like a robot to making that ‘wah’ sound that you probably heard in Jimi Hendrix’s take on ‘Voodoo Chile’ (also known as the most famous take).
Now that we’ve gotten a quick look at the pedals that we’ll be looking at today, let’s look a little bit more in-depth at the pedals, and what you can use them for, and how they can help to improve the sound that you are able to get out of even the most modestly priced of guitars. Let’s go, then, and talk about the best guitar multi effects pedals.