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    Boss 1980s Psm5 Pedal
    Your Price $49.99
    Excellent Condition
    Cerritos, CA
  2. Vintage
    Electro-Harmonix 1980s Big Muff Distortion Effect Pedal
    Your Price $279.99
    Great Condition
    N. Olmsted, OH
  3. Vintage
    Maestro 1970s Echoplex EP-3 Effect Pedal
    Your Price $799.99
    Great Condition
    Memphis, TN
  4. Vintage
    Morley 1980s Power Wah Boost Effect Pedal
    Your Price $99.99
    Great Condition
    Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Vintage
    Electro-Harmonix 1980s Small Stone Phase Shifter Effect Pedal
    Your Price $199.99
    Great Condition
    Middleton, WI
  6. Vintage
    Electro-Harmonix 1980s Big Muff Distortion Effect Pedal
    Your Price $299.99
    Great Condition
    North Attleboro, MA
  7. Vintage
    MXR 1980s M103 Octave Blue Box Effect Pedal
    Your Price $249.99
    Great Condition
    Commack, NY
  8. Vintage
    MXR 1970s MIRCO AMP Effect Pedal
    Your Price $79.99
    Great Condition
    Commack, NY
  9. Vintage
    Fender 1963 Reverb Tank Effect Pedal
    Your Price $1,599.99
    Great Condition
    Hollywood, CA
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    Morley 1970s PWOV Power Wah Volume Effect Pedal
    Your Price $139.99
    Great Condition
    Times Square, NY
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    Electro-Harmonix 1970s Octave Multiplexer Effect Pedal
    Your Price $159.99
    Great Condition
    Orange, CT
  12. Vintage
    Vintage 1970s Musitronics Mutron Phaser Effect Pedal
    Your Price $299.99
    Great Condition
    Somerville Circle, NJ
  13. Vintage
    Vintage 1970s Shin -Ei Exciter Effect Pedal
    Your Price $119.99
    Good Condition
    Youngstown, OH
  14. Vintage
    Ibanez 1980s CP9 Effect Pedal
    Your Price $99.99
    Good Condition
    Towson, MD
  15. Vintage
    Guild 1960s Copicat Effect Pedal
    Your Price $399.99
    Good Condition
    Mayfield, OH
  16. Vintage
    Maestro 1980s Boomerang Effect Pedal
    Your Price $199.99
    Good Condition
    Youngstown, OH
  17. Vintage
    Boss 1985 HF-2 Effect Pedal
    Your Price $99.99
    Good Condition
    Richmond, VA
  18. Vintage
    Ibanez 1980s 1980's DFL Flanger Effect Pedal
    Your Price $149.99
    Good Condition
    Portsmouth, NH
  19. Vintage
    Morley 1970s Slwv Effect Pedal
    Your Price $119.99
    Good Condition
    Middleton, WI
  20. Vintage
    Ibanez 1980s TS-808 Effect Pedal
    Your Price $899.99
    Good Condition
    Indianapolis, IN
  21. Vintage
    MXR 1980s M148 Micro Chorus Effect Pedal
    Your Price $129.99
    Good Condition
    Corpus Christi, TX
  22. Vintage
    MXR 1979 Dyna Comp Effect Pedal
    Your Price $99.99
    Good Condition
    Hollywood, CA
  23. Vintage
    Thomas Organ Company 1970s Crybaby 95-910511 Effect Pedal
    Your Price $99.99
    Good Condition
    Round Rock, TX
  24. Vintage
    Maestro 1970s PS1A Phase Shifter Effect Pedal
    Your Price $249.99
    Good Condition
    Ft. Myers, FL
  25. Vintage
    Vintage 1970s Musitronics Mu-Tron Phasor 2 Effect Pedal
    Your Price $349.99
    Good Condition
    Lexington, KY
  26. Vintage
    Vintage 1970s Jordan Creator Volume Sustainer Pedal
    Your Price $299.99
    Good Condition
    Sherman Oaks, CA
  27. Vintage
    Vintage 1970s Musitronics Mu-Tron Phasor 2 Effect Pedal
    Your Price $349.99
    Good Condition
    Lexington, KY
  28. Vintage
    Ibanez 1980 TS808 Tube Screamer Overdrive Effect Pedal
    Your Price $699.99
    Good Condition
    Manhattan, NY
  29. Vintage
    Fender 1964 Reverb Unit Effect Pedal
    Your Price $1,199.99
    Good Condition
    Lake Forest, CA
  30. Vintage
    Electro-Harmonix 1980s Hot Tubes Overdrive Effect Pedal
    Your Price $199.99
    Good Condition
    Middleton, WI
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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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