Top 22 Best Pedals of The NAMM Show 2019

  The NAMM Show 2019 came and went, leaving musicians with plenty of new gear and epic pedals to get excited about. I also brought home a case of “NAMMthrax” that I'm still recovering from, but since I made it out alive and have lived to tell the tale, I'm bringing you a roundup ... Read More

Top 5 Pedals of the Year 2018

  I decided to do something different this year, something very hard to do. While there were hundreds of new pedals that came out in 2018 and at least a few dozen great releases, I've narrowed my attention with this year's roundup to focus on just 5 of the very best pedals. I could ... Read More

Top 20 Best Delay Pedals of 2018

Best Guitar Effects is back with a round-up of the 20 Best Delay Pedals available in 2018. The market is filled delays, and we wanted to narrow things down to the pedals that stand out the most. We'll start with a short guide to delay pedals and the types available before we jump right ... Read More

Top 22 Best Guitar Effects Pedals of Winter NAMM 2018

The NAMM Show 2018 will likely be remembered as one of the best in recent years for new pedals as the sheer quality and quantity of standout releases made this year's show really something special. Several well-known and up-and-coming builders are pushing the limits of what musicians previously thought was possible from boxes of ... Read More

Best New Guitar Effects Pedals of 2017

The Pedals of the Year are here!   There is no shortage of guitar effects pedals in the world. Every year thousands of pedal builders release countless new stompboxes for guitarists to obsess over. And likewise, there are plenty of guitar magazines and pedal blogs to find info about the latest and greatest, let ... Read More

Best New Pedal Builder of 2017: Meris

If you’re familiar with rack-mount gear and high end audio equipment, chances are you’ve already come across Meris. They’ve made a name for themselves in the past few years with their 440 Mic Preamp, Mercury7, and Ottobit 500 series rack modules. Huge sounds are coming from a team consisting of three core people. Terry ... Read More

Top 28 Best Guitar Effects Pedals of Summer NAMM 2017

SNAMM 2017 or Feedback: 3 Days of Delay Once more, Summer NAMM has come and gone, inspiring us at Best Guitar Effects to start pulling things off our boards in preparation for the vast influx of new units on their way to the marketplace. The energy was sentient across the span of the show ... Read More


This article is not a review of the elusive and mysterious Ayahuasca pedal from Abracadabra Audio. It's more of a backstory of how this pedal came to be.   What Is Ayahuasca? Ayahuasca is a fuzz pedal. And it's a tremolo pedal. You can use the fuzz independently or together with the tremolo. If ... Read More

Top 17 Best Guitar Effects Pedals of Winter NAMM 2017

Here we are. Another year of NAMM. Another roundup of the best guitar pedals of this year's show. After covering The NAMM Show for several years, I've noticed that it takes more to impress me than it once did. I'm not a brand loyalist, and I don't really get excited about a pedal just ... Read More

Top 15 Best "Pedals of the Year" 2016

While we frequently update lists of the best guitar pedals (fuzz pedals, delay pedals, reverb pedals, etc.) and even keep an updated list of the best guitar pedals currently available, we haven't previously done a “Pedal of the Year” award or anything like that. Gonna do something like that, only better.... We're rounding up ... Read More

Top 10 Best EarthQuaker Devices Pedals

Welcome to our roundup of the Top 10 Best EarthQuaker Devices Pedals! I've been wanting to do builder roundups for a while on Best Guitar Effects, and it's finally happening! We're featuring EarthQuaker Devices for our first one. It may or may not become a regular thing. We'll see. But what you really might be wondering is... ... Read More

Top 20 Best Reverb Pedals for 2019

Welcome to Best Guitar Effects' long awaited Top 20 Best Reverb Pedals. The purpose of this article is to explain what reverb is, what it's for, and help you decide if you need a reverb pedal in your guitar effects arsenal. (Spoiler: you probably do.) We've also rounded up the 20 best reverb pedals and ... Read More

Top 16 Best Guitar Effects Pedals of Summer NAMM 2016

The golden age of guitar pedals has brought great success to dozens of small boutique pedal builders. While many of these builders have found fame with an original design or two, catapulting a handful of builders to even greater heights, there always comes a point when markets reach over-saturation. And sometimes the risk-taking ethos that ... Read More

Top 75 Best Modern Guitar Pedals

There are many lists of the so-called “Best Guitar Pedals of All Time”. We all know the classics, and a short-list wouldn't be complete without pedals like the Maxon built Ibanez Tube Screamer, Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face, Thomas Organ/Vox Crybaby, Klon Centaur, Digitech Whammy WH-1, Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi & Deluxe Memory Man, ... Read More

Top 20 Best Delay Pedals of 2016

Here it is... the Best Guitar Effects 2016 update of the best delay pedals available today. In the tradition of our Fuzz Pedal, Guitar Compressor, & Guitar Synthesizer roundups, this article aims to showcase the very best delay pedals in the world today. There are a lot of delay pedals out there for guitar players. ... Read More

Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2016

Welcome to the Best Guitar Effects roundup of the Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals of 2016! The theme of this article is to chronicle the very best fuzz distortion pedals available today. This article doesn't cater to the brand name printed on the pedal. It's only here if it’s good, and these are the fuzz ... Read More

Top 51 Best Guitar Effects Pedals of Winter NAMM 2016

In the tradition of our definitive best guitar pedal round-ups for Winter NAMM 2015 and Summer NAMM 2015, Best Guitar Effects is bringing you the decisive review of the best guitar pedals that really stood out at this year's NAMM Show. NAMM recently reported in a press release that smaller builders of boutique guitar pedals are ... Read More

Top 15 Best Guitar Compressor Pedals of 2016

A guitar compressor pedal may seem like an expendable effect as they don't typically alter your sound as dramatically as, say, a fuzz pedal or guitar synthesizer. But experienced professional guitarists understand the critical difference a quality 'comp' can make to their overall guitar sound. Our “Top 15 Best Guitar Compressor Pedals of 2016 ... Read More

Top 30 Best Guitar Effects Pedals of Summer NAMM 2015

Best Guitar Effects is back with another round-up of the best new guitar pedals at the latest NAMM show! After covering Winter NAMM 2014 and Winter NAMM 2015, we decided to make our way east to the grand 'ole state of Nashville to see what stompbox surprises were in store. Needless to say our ... Read More

Top 42 Best Guitar Effects Pedals of Winter NAMM 2015

This year's NAMM show was intense. There were many more exhibitors than last year and, yes, a ton of new effects pedals shown at the 4-day event here in Anaheim, California. Best Guitar Effects was there to check things out and see which new guitar pedals stood out above the rest. This article chronicles ... Read More

Ableton Live 9 Suite Review – Best DAW for Guitarists?

Welcome to our Ableton Live 9 Suite review. Before we get started I want to tell you about the software, share a bit about my experience with Ableton Live, and give you some info about its features. In the review I'll focus on how Ableton Live is relevant to guitar players with the goal ... Read More

Top 8 Best Guitar Synth Pedals of 2015 – Buyer's Guide

Welcome to our Top 8 Best Guitar Synth Pedals of 2015 – Buyer's Guide! In our ongoing quest to find the very best guitar effects pedals available today, we've decided to delve into the obscure market of guitar synthesizer pedals. In the tradition of our Best Fuzz Pedals & Delay Pedals articles, we're going to help you decide ... Read More

Top 20 Guitar Effects Pedals of NAMM 2014

The annual NAMM conventions are events that every gear hungry guitarist looks forward to. The best companies in the business are in attendance each year showcasing their latest cutting edge guitar gear. Winter NAMM 2014 was no exception, and there was certainly plenty of great new gear and guitar pedals to get excited about. ... Read More

Top 15 Best Guitar Effects Pedals Under $100

Guitarists are always looking for new effects pedals. It becomes an obsession for many tone hungry guitar players. And finding the best gear at the best price makes it all the better. We've come up with a list of the top 15 best guitar effects pedals under $100 to help you discover some awesome ... Read More

Top 25 Best Fuzz Pedals

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Top 20 Best Delay Pedals

Looking for your next delay pedal?
Here are the 20 best delays in 2018!

Top 15 Best Guitar Compressors

The ultimate guide to compressor pedals!
Here's a roundup of the 15 best available!

Top 75 Best Modern Guitar Pedals

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Top 20 Best Reverb Pedals

Need an ambient space for your guitar?
Here are the 20 best reverb pedals!

Top 28 Pedals of Summer NAMM '17

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With killer tones, 2 FX loops, & more,
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Review: Strymon TimeLine

Quite possibly the best delay ever.
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Review: Eventide H9 Harmonizer

Eventide have released the ultimate stompbox.
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Review: Evidence Audio SIS Cables

Looking for the best solderless patch cables?
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