Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook

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(Book). Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook opens up the world of effects pedals, vintage and new alike, for the guitarist. In an easy, guitarist-friendly style, the book explores the history of different effects pedals, what each type of effect does and how it does it, the best ways in which to use and combine your own effects, and how to make the most of the pedals you own. It includes exclusive author interviews with a dozen leading pedal makers and designers, plus a cover-mounted CD with nearly 100 recorded sound samples of effects
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Overview

(Book). Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook opens up the world of effects pedals, vintage and new alike, for the guitarist. In an easy, guitarist-friendly style, the book explores the history of different effects pedals, what each type of effect does and how it does it, the best ways in which to use and combine your own effects, and how to make the most of the pedals you own. It includes exclusive author interviews with a dozen leading pedal makers and designers, plus a cover-mounted CD with nearly 100 recorded sound samples of effects pedals, both popular and obscure. This updated edition includes the addition of profiles of more than 20 other contemporary makers, 50 percent more manufacturer interviews, and revisions to the original text. This is the only book on the market that includes all of these important elements in the examination of effects pedals a comprehensive history of the art; profiles on both vintage and contemporary (including "boutique") units; and expert advice on all aspects of using these tools. For any serious player interested in honing the perfect tone the right way, this is the go-to reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617131011
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 658,448
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Evolution 9
Ch. 2 Effects explained 19
Ch. 3 Vintage brands 43
Ch. 4 Contemporary brands 99
Ch. 5 Tips, tricks & tone 133
Ch. 6 Meet the makers 147
Ch. 7 On the CD 207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2009

    Excellent Guide

    This book is extremely detailed (especially if you have a knowledge of electric circuits) and provides a CD that has 92 tracks of examples of all the pedals discussed. Definitely happy I read this.

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