Episode 2: Pedals, Pedal Boards and Power Supplies, Oh My!

In this episode, we will talk about:

  • Guitar pedals
  • What are pedals?
  • What do they look like, and how do they work?
  • Connecting pedals together, to your guitar and to your amp
  • Types of pedals
  • Potential pedal ordering as a start point
  • Troubleshooting tips for chains of pedals
  • Constructing a pedal board.
    • What is a pedal board?
    • How to attach pedals and create a layout for your pedal board
    • Cable management for patch and power supply cables
  • Power supplies
    • Isolated vs shared power supplies
    • How to provide power to multiple pedals
    • Tips for running cables from the power supply to the pedal.
  • Extras
    • Barefoot buttons-make pedals easier to press with your feet
    • Loopers-create software affect chains and limit noise on your pedals
    • Power conditioners-Clean up the power to your pedals and amp, sometimes removing noise

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