Indulge your inner stomp-box fanatic! If there's one thing guitarists like nearly as much as guitars, it's effects pedals. Whether you're a beginning guitarist or an old veteran, chances are you're as enchanted with effects pedals as the next player. If so, STOMP ON THIS!: THE GUITAR PEDAL EFFECTS GUIDEBOOK is the book for you. Popular guitarist and music writer Brian Tarquin offers an inside, in-depth look at guitar pedal effects-from brands like Keeley, Snarling Dog, and Maestro to bigger names such as Boss, Ibanez, and MXR. The book begins with a brief history of pedals, from the 1960's to the present, and considers such landmark designs as the wah and overdrive, and goes on to cover a vast range of modern pedals. Tarquin also features interviews with designers such as Mike Mathews of Electro Harmonix, Jim Dunlop, Seymour Duncan, and Robert Keeley. You'll learn how particular pedals have been used in famous recordings, and you'll pick up a wealth of new ideas that will help you add variety and new flavor to your own guitar work.