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How To Chain Your Guitar Effects Pedals

Advice on how to line up your effects pedals with the goal of helping you get your rig sounding just right
By Roland US

So you decided to play electric guitar. Once you get a guitar and an amp, the next step is to explore effects. Effects pedals can be separated into groups based on their functions. Understanding the different pedal groups is the key to getting the best sound when chaining them together. The largest pedal group is probably overdrives and distortions, and BOSS currently makes 16 different guitar effects pedals in this category. For our example pedal board,