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  1. Vintage
    BOSS 1980s DSD-2 Effect Pedal
    Your Price $149.99
    Great Condition
    Central Houston, TX
  2. Vintage
    Electro-Harmonix 1990s Micro Synthesizer Effect Pedal
    Your Price $299.99
    Great Condition
    Birmingham, AL
  3. Vintage
    Dunlop 1970s Cry Baby Super Effect Pedal
    Your Price $299.99
    Great Condition
    Willowbrook, TX
  4. Vintage
    DOD 1970s Flanger 640 Effect Pedal
    Your Price $199.99
    Great Condition
    Roseville, CA
  5. Vintage
    Guyatone 1960s MT3 Micro Tuner Tuner Pedal
    Your Price $49.99
    Great Condition
    Braintree, MA
  6. Vintage
    Thomas Organ Company 1970s Crybaby 95-910511 Effect Pedal
    Your Price $149.99
    Good Condition
    Syracuse, NY
  7. Vintage
    BOSS 1980s PSM-5 Pedal
    Your Price $59.99
    Good Condition
    Albany, NY
  8. Vintage
    BOSS 1980s PSM5 Power Supply Pedal
    Your Price $49.99
    Good Condition
    San Francisco, CA
  9. Vintage
    Fender 1960s Fuzz Wah Effect Pedal
    Your Price $299.99
    Good Condition
    Champaign, IL
  10. Vintage
    Way Huge Electronics 2019 BLUE HIPPO Effect Pedal
    Your Price $214.99
    Good Condition
    North Charlotte, NC
  11. Vintage
    Fender 1970s Fuzz Wah Pedal Effect Pedal
    Your Price $399.99
    Good Condition
    Warwick, RI
  12. Vintage
    Ross 1979 Flanger Effect Pedal
    Your Price $249.99
    Good Condition
    Davenport, IA
  13. Vintage
    Dunlop 1970s 1970's Thomas International Cry Baby Effect Pedal
    Your Price $199.99
    Good Condition
    Cedar Hill, TX
  14. Price Drop
    Vintage 1970s Tychobrahe Parapedal Effect Pedal
    Your Price $609.99 Was Price $849.99
    Good Condition
    Southcenter, WA
  15. Price Drop
    Vintage 1970s Tycobrahe Parapedal Effect Pedal
    Your Price $609.99 Was Price $999.99
    Good Condition
    Southington, CT
  16. Vintage
    MXR 1980s Noise Gate Line Driver Effect Pedal
    Your Price $99.99
    Good Condition
    Augusta, GA
  17. Price Drop
    Rivera 1981 Buf V Pedal
    Your Price $129.99 Was Price $149.99
    Good Condition
    Colorado Springs, CO
  18. Vintage
    Vintage 1970s H.A.Z MU-TRON 3+ Effect Pedal
    Your Price $399.99
    Fair Condition
    Syracuse, NY
  19. Vintage
    MXR 1979 Distortion + Effect Pedal
    Your Price $149.99
    Fair Condition
    N. Olmsted, OH
  20. Vintage
    Ibanez 1970s Compressor II Effect Pedal
    Your Price $199.99
    Fair Condition
    Davenport, IA
  21. Vintage
    Thomas Organ Company 1977 Crybaby Effect Pedal
    Your Price $149.99
    Fair Condition
    Queens, NY
  22. Vintage
    DOD 1980s Phasor 401B Effect Pedal
    Your Price $129.99
    Fair Condition
    Flint, MI
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About Effects Pedals:

Effects pedals, or stompboxes, are effects units designed to sit on the floor or a pedal board and be turned on and off with the user's feet. Typically, effects pedals house a single effect. The simplest stompbox pedals have a single footswitch, one to three potentiometers (knobs) for controlling the effect, gain or tone, and a single LED display to indicate whether the effect is on or not. More complex stompbox pedals have multiple footswitches, numerous knobs, additional switches and an alphanumeric display screen that indicates the status of which effect is activated. An effects chain, or signal chain, may be formed by connecting two or more effects pedals together.

A guitarist’s or bassist’s effects chain can largely determine the uniqueness of that player’s tone. Perhaps the most common effects pedal is a distortion or overdrive pedal, which either provides a distorting effect or overdrives the guitar’s signal into the amplifier—a tone that is highly popular in many genres of music. Other popular effects pedals include a wah-wah pedal (designed for sweeping a guitar’s tone control), fuzz, delay, flanger, phaser, reverb, chorus, compression, looping and boost. Many guitarists also use an EQ pedal to further shape and customize their sound. With all the brands and effects available at Guitar Center, your effects pedal options are virtually endless.

To preserve the clarity of the tone, it is most common to put compression, wah and overdrive pedals at the start of the chain, modulation (chorus, flanger, phase shifter) in the middle, and time-based units (delay, echo, reverb) at the end. When using many effects, unwanted noise and hum can be introduced into the guitar’s sound. Some performers use a noise gate or noise suppression pedal at the beginning or end of a chain to reduce unwanted noise and hum.

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