New tool helps you zero in on the right guitar effects as you quest for a signature tone.
At last count, Musician’s Friend had nearly 1,500 different effects pedals— and with that many, we’re pretty sure you should be able to find at least one that you like. We’re also pretty sure that finding the right guitar stomp box or effects processor can be a dizzying process given that huge selection.
We also know that tone freaks tend to obsess over boutique guitar pedals. With this in mind, we’ve revamped our guitar effects to help you navigate your personal tone journey using our new Boutique Pedals experience. You can quickly narrow your search by effect type then dial in the brand(s) you want to focus on. You’ll find the most coveted names like Carl Martin, EarthQuaker Devices, Electro-Harmonix, Fulltone, Pigtronix, T-Rex Engineering and many more.
Walrus Audio Descent Reverb/Octave Machine
Wampler Sovereign Distortion
Way Huge Pork Loin Overdrive
T-Rex Replicator Analog Tape Delay
As part of our focus on these limited-edition effects, we’ll be highlighting specific units with our Boutique Pedal of the Week Feature. A perfect example is the Bogner La Grange Overdrive + Boost with its searing plexi sounds.
Reinhold Bogner details all the cool sounds you can wring out of his La Grange pedal, including that signature boogie rhythm from which the pedal gets its name.
We think you’ll have fun exploring the vast selection of boutique stompboxes at Musician’s Friend. Brands like Mad Professor go for specific timeframes in creating their effects to summon up the sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Other boutique makers aim to replicate the sonic signature of vintage amp circuits and old-school effects, like specific tape or oil can delays. So, whether you're looking for a spacious reverb, some fuzzy grit, a warbly delay or a lush phaser, there’s a boutique guitar pedal out there with your name on it.