Today @AllAboutArts will sharing a some tips in choosing the overdrive pedal effect for beginner guitarist. Overdrive pedal is probably one of the most used effect pedals, but it is always interesting to discuss among fellow guitarists, because almost never found a guitarist who doesn’t use this pedal effect. If there is a guitarist who uses a modeler amplifier or multi-effect, Overdrive pedal features almost always exist in their sound settings.~Image : Pedal EffectThe overdrive pedal is arguably one of the must-have devices, especially for rock guitarists or guitarists who play music today. But the question is, “what’s a good overdrive pedal?” For beginner guitarists, choosing the best overdrive pedal for their needs may be quite difficult, as there are so many models of various brands at varying prices with a variety of reviews that also contains a variety of pros and cons.Therefore, @AllAboutArts want to share information to the beginner guitarist around the overdrive pedal, ranging from what exactly overdrive pedal to its usefulness and also some reference pedals that can be used as a reference for you, beginner guitarists to choose the pedal overdrive.How To Choose Overdrive Pedal ?When choosing an overdrive pedal, it’s good if we see our gear that we use. Starting from guitar to amps that we use. For example, suppose we use the Peavey Classic 30″ amp (which has a slightly warm / darker character than the Fender amp) and for the guitars we use the Fender guitar (which overall sounds pretty bright).The combination of these two gear will give us a balance frequency response. Then, what is the role of the overdrive balance? When we want to do a solo, we will need more distortion (for a longer sustain sound) or something that makes our sound a bit more bright in order to penetrate the hustle and bustle of the song arrangement that we’re playing, that’s where the overdrive pedal role was starts.One of the most helpful things in choosing an overdrive pedal effect is to hear the character of the pedal itself. In the internet such as youtube or in guitarist forum sites, we can easily find videos about the overdrive pedal, and also almost every video will explain what gear he uses. There we can see how the pedals interact with the gear they use. And in the guitarist forum sites like,we can ask suggestion from other guitarist about what is the right pedal for the beginner guitarist. Or one of the easiest ways is to look at the gear used by your favorite guitarist.Here are some overdrive pedals that you can make reference in choosing the overdrive pedal:1. Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer~Image : Ibanez TS9It seems almost impossible not to put this pedal into the list. Ibanez TS9 is the legendary pedal that has a warm and distinctive character of this tube is indeed able to produce a charming sound when combined with a tube amp. Well it’s a damn good one pedal. Ibanez TS9 prize is about US$ 99.99.2. Fulltone OCD~Image : Fulltone OCDOne of the pedals that got a lot of good reviews from every guitarist in every music forums. With true-bypass features, and a flexible yet quality sound and an attractive price. You could say this pedal is best in terms of price and quality. This pedal prize is about US$ 127.20.3. Boss BD-2 Blues Driver~Image : Boss BD-2Just like the tube screamer, this pedal is not made to produce distorted sound. But more to dynamic and characterically distortion sound (whether it is hi gain or not). As we know, the predicate BOSS as one of the top pedal makers. You could say this pedal is comparable to a tube screamer. The prize of Boss BD-2 is about US$ 99.00.4. Joyo JF-02 Ultimate Drive~Image : Joyo JF-02If you are looking for an economical version of Fulltone OCD, this Joyo pedal will be your choice. Though arguably a bit less bright when compared to Fulltone OCD. Overall the sound that Joyo JF-02 produced is almost not much different from Fulltone OCD, and the more interesting feature is the pedal has a very attractive price. Joyo JF-02 prize is about US$ 40.00.And there’s some tips that @AllAboutArts can share to you about how to choose the overdrive pedal effect for beginner guitarist. Hope you like it and give more knowledge for you all. Follow @AllAboutArts for more interesting things about arts. See you in my next post guys…Source : 1, 2


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