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Stomp on This!: The Guitar Pedal Effects Guidebook

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Foreword
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Table of Contents
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1 Effects History
    1. The Beginning
    2. Echo Pedals
    3. Fuzz-Tone
    4. Wah Wah Pedals
    5. Early Manufacturers
  10. Chapter 2 Electro-Harmonix
    1. The Beginning
    2. The Hendrix Factor
    3. Spearhead Designs
    4. Reaching Beyond
    5. Russia and Reestablishment
  11. Chapter 3 The MXR and BOSS Saga
    1. The MXR Story
    2. The Roland/BOSS Story
      1. Distortion Sound Guide from BOSS
      2. Modulation Sound Guide from BOSS
      3. Tonality Sound Guide from BOSS
      4. Regulate Gain Control Guide from BOSS
      5. Sound Pitch Guide from BOSS
      6. Noise Reduction Guide from BOSS
      7. Loop/Sampler Manipulation Guide from BOSS
      8. Line Selection Guide from BOSS
      9. Amp Simulator Guide from BOSS
  12. Chapter 4 The Players
    1. The Flyin’ Ryan Brothers’ Pedal Success
    2. Phil Brown’s Led Boot Pedal
    3. Eric Johnson’s Pedal Man
    4. Joe Satriani: Pedal Tones
    5. Neal Schon: Recording with Pedals
    6. Robin Trower: Pedal Tone Master
    7. Randy Coven: Bass to Pedal
    8. Gary Hoey: Signature Pedal Skull Crusher
    9. Zakk Wylde: Pedal Crusher
    10. Chris Poland: Pedal Shredder
  13. Chapter 5 Pedal Designers
    1. Alairex
    2. Analog Alien
    3. Audiotech
    4. BBE
    5. Blackstar
    6. Bogner
    7. Caroline Guitar Company
    8. Circus Freak
    9. DigiTech
    10. Jim Dunlop
    11. EarthQuaker
    12. EBS
    13. Emerson Custom Guitars
    14. Eventide
    15. Framptone
    16. Fulltone
    17. Axcess by Giannini
    18. GNI
    19. Ibanez
    20. Jet City
    21. Line 6
    22. Maxon
    23. Mesa/Boogie
    24. Mooer Audio
    25. Moog
    26. Morley
    27. Pigtronix
    28. Pro Co/RAT
    29. Radial
    30. Seymour Duncan
    31. Snarling Dogs
    32. T-Rex Effects
    33. TC Electronic
    34. Tech21
    35. Visual Sound
    36. Voodoo Lab
    37. Walrus
    38. Wampler
    39. XOTiC
    40. Zoom
  14. Bibliography
  15. Index