#1
My friend plays the electric guitar and he has pedals. I didn't want to seem like an idiot in front of him so I didn't ask. Does a pedal change the sound?
#2
It uses an effect. this guy is using a fuzz pedal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EqrQPbOhDo

Look up "guitar pedal" or something on YouTube and there are JILLIONS of effect pedals!

i.e. Wah, tremelo, distortion, fuzz, equalizer, delay, chorus, flanger, loop stations, reverb, blues driver, whammy, noise gate, sustainer, suppressor, shifter, volume, OD, phaser, harmonizers/octave pedals, acoustic simulators, tube simulator type things, pedal boards all kinds of junk.

I named all I could
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Yamaha Pacifica 112
Alvarez SLM
Orange Dark Terror
Orange PPC212OB 2x12 cab
Yamaha P-85 Keyboard
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#3
Yes. Depending on what the pedal's effect is, a different sound or tone will come out, almost always when you press a switch or button.
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#4
they add effects, like distortion, flange, chorus, and signal boosts
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#5
Yep.

Pedals are generally used to replicate effects, such as delay, distortion, reverb, etc.

There are also EQ pedals, among others.
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#6
Pedals serve different purposes. Some distort the signal(distortion pedals) some tweak it in certain ways(EQ, reverb, chorus) some are for effects(whammy, detune, envelop, talk box, phaser, flange) and some are time based effects, such as delay and loop pedals. . . some pedals will sample what you play and play it backwards, stuff like that. . . and some pedals are just chromatic tuners or noise gates. . .
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#7
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My friend plays the electric guitar and he has pedals. I didn't want to seem like an idiot in front of him so I didn't ask. Does a pedal change the sound?


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Gibson Les Paul Studio
Yamaha Pacifica 112
Alvarez SLM
Orange Dark Terror
Orange PPC212OB 2x12 cab
Yamaha P-85 Keyboard
#8
I would invest in a Boss GT 6 or GT 8 multiple effects processor if you ever get the money. . . . I've wanted one of those for awhile, tested them out, never got around to getting one though, they are pretty tough suckers. . . . I heard Opeth used a GT 6 for all of their albums until just recently. . .
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#9
BTW, What pedal Should I get next.

I already have Chorus, Delay, and Phaser.

I was thinking WAH!
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Yamaha Pacifica 112
Alvarez SLM
Orange Dark Terror
Orange PPC212OB 2x12 cab
Yamaha P-85 Keyboard
#10
That green Line 6 Loop pedal. . . screw a wah. . . I would like to beat a few guitarists with their wah's
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