Pedal Guides by Gear Type and Level

View our pedal and tone guides organized by gear type and level.

Pedal Guides by

Gear Type and Level

Take a look at some of our pedal lines and tone guides organized by gear level.  If you are just getting into playing live, or playing with pedals, we can provide some basic guides below depending on your end goals. We’re always interested in feedback and ideas for who to dive into to next, so if you have any ideas please send them our way at [email protected].

Starter Setup for

Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic guitarists rarely need a large amount of pedals when performing on stage – especially for smaller or more personal gigs like open mics, smaller bars, or similar performances. 

With just a few key pedals you can have most of your needs met – a bit of compression to help bring out the nuances of your picking hand, some slight delay if needed, and the ability to boost yourself for any leads/solos. 

Starter Setup for

Electric Guitars

When choosing your electric guitar, it’s good to begin with a tried and true classic brand and model. It doesn’t have to be the $5000 deluxe model, or have souped-up pickups, but there is a reason you see so many Fenders and Gibsons on stage and in music-stores.

One reason is that they are used so much more often than others, what you hear a majority of the time are one of the various models from these two mega-brands.

Basic Setup for

Electric Rock Guitar

While there are countless combinations of pedals that can be sequenced in dozens of orders in your signal chain, this will serve as a guide to three types of pedals a rock guitarist needs to achieve the most common and desired electric guitar tones.


Basic Setup for

Heavy Metal Guitar

For metalheads and general guitar enthusiasts, let’s talk metal tone techniques and the accompanying pedals necessary to get that full, chunky chord tone and that screaming, mean lead sound.