What are the best guitar effects pedals?

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    #1Fulltone OCD

    Fulltone OCD

    Fulltone OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Drive) is one of the best-selling distortion pedals on the market at a relatively affordable price. It has simple controls allowing for adjustments in overall volume, drive and tone. It also offers true bypass switching, essential for any tone switches.

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    Matthew Bishop
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "This guitar effects pedal is just amazing when it comes to tone. It can give you that distinct full-blown guitar sound that's heavy but not out of proportion. Three knobs is all it takes for me to complete my distortion rig and this is the best pedal for me"
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    #2Electro-Harmonix Soul Food

    Electro-Harmonix Soul Food

    The Electro-Harmonix Soul Food is one of the best budget distortion pedals in the market. Like most overdrive pedals, it allows you to dial in the level of dirt, the amount of treble and the overall volume to let you achieve your preferred tone. 

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    Anthony Douglas
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "Stumbled upon this pedal on a friend's gig and tried it out myself just to find myself hooked with its sound. No regrets that I bought it. Great effects pedal to really tailor your tone"
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    #3Wampler Tumnus

    Wampler Tumnus

    The Wampler Tumnus is one of the best pedals modeled after the famous Klon Centaur. This is a  versatile pedal that adds a subtle boost to push other pedals, a slightly dirty boost to push your amp, and also works as a full-on overdrive pedal. 

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    Aaryan Rathore
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "This is the best distortion pedals for me. Just enough heaviness and it's also easy to adjust your sound because of the simple knobs"
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    #4Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby Wah

    Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby Wah

    The Dunlop Cry Baby pedal is the best wah pedal which originated in the 60’s. It has been used for some of the best guitar solos ever written. This reiteration of the original Cry Baby pedal is the most precise one to produce that great wah sound. 


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    Zhao He
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "Been rocking the Cry Baby since way back. No other Wah pedal in the market can sound like this"
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    #5Boss DD-7

    Boss DD-7

    The Boss DD-7 is the latest edition of digital delay pedals from BOSS. It incorporates the tools used with the previous delay releases and adds a new modulation delay and classic modeled analog delay mode for more delay time.

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    Victoria Gilbert
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "Some guys use multi-effect delays but this is perfect for me. I used to have the DD-3 but this really upped the level of delay pedals"
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    #6Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer

    Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer

    The Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer is the original overdrive effects pedal of its kind. It features the classic thick and overdriven tube-style tone. It specializes in loud, pushing tones to create a distinct heavy tone. 

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    William Stone
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "The loudest and best distortion pedal out there when it comes to rocking out"
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    #7Strymon BigSky

    Strymon BigSky

    The Strymon BigSky is a Reverb multi-effects pedal that offers a wide assortment of reverb effects currently on the market. It features twelve different types of reverb and comes with a twist of a knob to edit and pre-set effects.

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    Yuan Cao
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "My bandmate got me into reverb pedals and I must say this is one of the best reverb effects pedals out there. Complete package but it's a bit pricey"
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    #8TC Electronic Ditto X2

    TC Electronic Ditto X2

    The TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper is a loop pedal that upgrades the usual single-stomp micro-loopers by giving additional new features. It can record up to five minutes of looping and also cuts speeds in half to perfect your desired loop.

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    Agustín Figueroa
    Written on January 31, 2019
    "Best loop pedal. It doesn't confuse you unlike other loops!"

Summary

Best What are the best guitar effects pedals
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Fulltone OCDElectronics 18 Paid
2Electro-Harmonix Soul FoodElectronics 13 Paid
3Wampler TumnusElectronics 10 Paid
4Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby WahElectronics 3 Paid
5Boss DD-7Electronics 3 Paid
6Ibanez TS808 Tube ScreamerElectronics 2 Paid
7Strymon BigSkyElectronics 2 Paid
8TC Electronic Ditto X2Electronics 1 Paid
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