My son who is the lead guitarist of our church worship band is hooked into different kinds of music and band gadgets. He wanted to buy a new guitar effects pedal. I thought this is not an important gadget but when I searched about it I realized how important it is.
A guitar effects pedal is a device that you hook up in between the electric guitar and the amplifier. Its purpose is to add a switchable sound effect to his playing. It is probably worth getting the terminology out of the way first: although there are pedals that sweep forwards and backwards. Most effects pedals are just on/off devices – they have a simple foot-switch to either engage or bypass the effect. The use of pedals can be quite subtle, especially in the way they are combined to produce endless varieties of sounds.
My son told me that the most obvious kind of pedal is called an overdrive or distortion pedal. This is the sound of rock. Another popular electric guitar effects pedal is the reverb or delay pedal. These can add either a soft ambiance or a hard echo to your sound, either making it sound like you are playing in a large hall or providing spacey, out of this world echo repeats. This is a very common choice for making a sound seem more professional and produced.
Thanks to MXR Pedal , my son got a new gadget now and he is happy . His new gadget produces voice-like sounds when he moved the foot-rocker, phasers, flangers and univibes for swirly, hippy or sci-fi sound. Whew!