#2
Pedals are basically effects in a box with knobs to control the sound, and you step on it to activate it.

Pedalboards, are boards that you put your pedals on! ;D

Some pedals don't have knobs, but you still use your foot to make it work in the end. You usually take the cable going out from your guitar and you plug it into your pedal then take another cable and plug it in the output of the pedal to the amp's input.
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#3
Pedals are something you put in between your guitar and your amp (via cables) to do stuff to the sound. What that is depends on the pedal, obviously.

Pedal boards are just what the phrase implies- boards of pedals. When you get quite a few pedals, it's easier to put them in a board for ease of transport/power supply/ etc. You can either make one yourself, or buy one premade with cables/loops/power supply in there already.

Also, there are 2 types of pedal- analogue and digital. Analogue ones have electrical components that the signal goes through, and comes out distorted/chorus'd/etc. Digital ones work like a computer, in a way- there's a processing chip in there that processes your signal. Digital pedals are often multi-effect (several effects that can be adjusted, all in one pedal), while analogue ones are (usually) just the one effect.

Try google for examples of them if you want moar.
#5
your question is very vague

pedals-generally called stomp boxes indivdual effects that allow you to modify the signal before the amp, they generally sound better through tube amps.

pedal boards - a board to fasten your pedals(stomp boxes) to

pedal board(processors):-a unit that has all the effects built in and certain configuration are stored as patches most have a amp modeller built in to the preamp stage. more compact and generally cheaper than a range of stomp boxes but lack the versatility of stompboxes and are controlled by a digital signal processor (dsp).
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Quote by ibanezgod1973
your question is very vague

pedals-generally called stomp boxes indivdual effects that allow you to modify the signal before the amp, they generally sound better through tube amps.

pedal boards - a board to fasten your pedals(stomp boxes) to

pedal board(processors):-a unit that has all the effects built in and certain configuration are stored as patches most have a amp modeller built in to the preamp stage. more compact and generally cheaper than a range of stomp boxes but lack the versatility of stompboxes and are controlled by a digital signal processor (dsp).


Man, the guy already doesn't know what's going on about pedal's and your telling him about tubes and modulers and preamps and all? XD Very detailed and spot on info, but I think your last bit, aren't they called Multi-Effect Pedals more often than processors?

A disadvantage to having multieffects is that it's all patches and they might come out sounding digital or not give you full control over it. Say a pedal lets you change the Volume Tone and Drive, you might not get any of those options. Correct me if I'm wrong, I could only afford a cheap Zoom Multi-Effect Pedal
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#7
so what do they make
ex. if ur amp doesnt have reverb it add it to it?
what about the distorsion pedals all amps have distorsion
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Quote by wair138
Man, the guy already doesn't know what's going on about pedal's and your telling him about tubes and modulers and preamps and all? XD Very detailed and spot on info, but I think your last bit, aren't they called Multi-Effect Pedals more often than processors?

A disadvantage to having multieffects is that it's all patches and they might come out sounding digital or not give you full control over it. Say a pedal lets you change the Volume Tone and Drive, you might not get any of those options. Correct me if I'm wrong, I could only afford a cheap Zoom Multi-Effect Pedal

my rp250 lets me change gain and tone or whatever but it doesnt have all the options the real pedal wil have
#9
men i dont understand do u have any samples of amp without and amp with pedals
#10
go to guitar center.
find the spot where they have a rack full of pedals hooked up to an amp.
Pick up a guitar and plug in.

experiment with the pedals.

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#11
Quote by stellaras
men i dont understand do u have any samples of amp without and amp with pedals


So normally you guitar is plugged straight into you amp: Guitar-cable-amp

But if you have a pedal aswell it would go: Guitar-cable-pedal-cable-amp


There is literally hundreds of different brands, types etc. of pedals.

Basically, a pedal is something you use to get sounds which you can't normally get from your Guitar and amp.

For instance, say you can get a distortion sound from your amp, you can get pedals to give you a much heavier distortion.

Or pedals can specialise in having unusual sounds like a flanger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmjb5vHEdMU


I hope this helped.
#12
Quote by stellaras
so what do they make
ex. if ur amp doesnt have reverb it add it to it?
what about the distorsion pedals all amps have distorsion


I distortion pedal would give a slightly different sounding distortion to your amp's.

E.g. a more heavy distortion.


Yes, If your amp doesn't have reverb, there are many pedals which create a reverb sound.

Example of a reverb pedal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KCqma7JtFU

Hope this helps.
#13
Quote by The Chimney Man
So normally you guitar is plugged straight into you amp: Guitar-cable-amp

But if you have a pedal aswell it would go: Guitar-cable-pedal-cable-amp


There is literally hundreds of different brands, types etc. of pedals.

Basically, a pedal is something you use to get sounds which you can't normally get from your Guitar and amp.

For instance, say you can get a distortion sound from your amp, you can get pedals to give you a much heavier distortion.

Or pedals can specialise in having unusual sounds like a flanger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmjb5vHEdMU

now i understand thanks a lot
any cool effects for me to buy for distorsion?

I hope this helped.

thanks