Best guitar effects according to redditors

We found 7 Reddit comments discussing the best guitar effects. We ranked the 5 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Guitar Effects:

u/essentialnothing · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

Honestly, my best advice would be to invest in a good compressor. I lot of people feel like their tone is dead and not going anywhere of any particular interest until they purchase a compressor. It's the pedal you never know you needed. It will change your life, just like it changed mine.

That said: Keeley Compressor Deep Six and the Diamond are all amazing options. The Diamond is probably a little too bulky for what you want.

But that's what I'd do, if I were you.

u/myeyespainted · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

That's why I love the Deep Six Compressor so much. Blend knob is easily the best feature to retain dynamics.

u/shloga · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

prior to making a recommendation I'll first say this: if you're even vaguely happy with your tone, then leave the pedals out.

my top 3:

  • compression: telecasters sometimes need a controlled attack. a decent cheap compressor pedal would be an mxr dynacomp. the one i use most frequently is the bicomp. The most popular (and another I really like): the jhs pulp n peel. I've heard nice things about keeley but never tried them myself.

  • overdrive: i'm not huge on distorted guitar sounds. many times, particularly in recording applications i feel a little goes a long way. I bought this (zvex sho) some yrs ago and haven't needed much else. there are so many options available, some are more than likely better than this zvex pedal, so try a few different ones out.

  • delays/verbs: lots of different opinions here. ppl love the strymon big sky, myself included. nice inifinites and blooms. i more frequently use whatever spring tank is on the amp in question. delays are tricky for me. i've payed a lot for an assortment but my go to is still the 1st I ever bought: the boss dd3, much to my own surprise I love this pedal. even after trying different boutique options, the dd20/dd7, and the moog analog delay, I still prefer my dd3. you may disagree tho.

    hope that wasn't too much and hope you get dope tones!
u/Reply_Hazy · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

Aside from getting a new ABY... not really. A lot of ABY boxes do have issues like this on certain boards. Really no rhyme or reason, unfortunately. I think that you may wanna check out MOEN's AB Bar. At that price, it seems completely worth it for your particular board. Even has a tuner out for your Pitchblack. Perfect. I used to use one of these for smaller gigs where i only needed a few effects, but also wanted the simplicity of everything up front. I can vouch for it working just as it should. It also has the buffer switch on each loop which is killer for your RAT. I've always thought running a rat into a buffered input was the key to getting them to sound like a Rat should. I think this is the case for most ''distortion'' style effects actually (fuzz boxes not withstanding). Some might disagree with me on that, but at least the option is nice.

u/whatever_dad · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

A [DigiTech Trio](Digitech TRIO Electric Guitar Multi Effect, Band Creator Pedal, Power Supply Included or [EHX Holy Grail Nano](Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Nano Effects Pedal w/EHX Power Supply! would both be great options.

The Trio is a looper pedal with lots of options for customizable backing tracks. It adds bass and/or drums. Pick your genre, change the tempo, choose what kind of groove you like. Check out this demo by Andy at PGS, these things are really really cool.

The Holy Grail Nano is a standard-stompbox size version of the original Holy Grail. One knob to control your wet mix, one switch to choose spring, plate, or flerb (flanged reverb). I love this pedal. Very natural sounding and doesn't alter my tone at all. Can't beat it for your first reverb pedal.