Some bands and famous guitarists always seem to have a sound that is quite often recognizable within the first few bars of a solo or even a song. As an instructor I get asked by students all the time, “what do you use to get that sound”?
Of course, everyone has a favourite genre they play in most of the time and certain types of music always have their own kind of sound as well, but you might ask, “What’s that personal sound that player’s got going on”? You might like that sound but just can’t seem to get it no matter how you tweak things. Well, personal style and technique aside, most guys have a pedal or several that they use for certain songs or parts of songs, because really, you’ve got to switch it up once and awhile or it can get pretty monotonous.