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10 of our customers' favorite effects pedals from Boss, Dunlop, TC Electronic, Catalinbread & Line 6

All-Star Gear: Guitar Effects Pedals

The perfect breakup of overdrive. The lush ambience of organic delay. The hair-raising sonic mayhem of a fuzz pedal dialed in just right. With so many effects types and so many different takes on each, it's no wonder that once guitarists find the "sound in their heads" in an effect pedal, they become devoted fans.

We've compiled an All-Star list of some of our customers' favorite pedals of various types. It includes stompboxes from established veterans and from up-and-coming builders alike. Check out our list to find out if your favorites made the cut, or find a new sound for the next time you feel like stomping on something!

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Distortion Pedal

5 stars, 764 ratings
"I have several other distortion pedals, and for metal/hard rock...this is the king. It adds the distortion you want, but doesn't muddy it up."
- Jason in Peyton, CO

"This little box by Boss has a great tone. I have listened to many distortion effects over the years, but this effect is just what I have wanted. I am very happy with it."
- David in Maricopa, AZ
$89 or 4 payments of $22.25 | Learn more »

Dunlop DB01 Dimebag Darrell Crybaby From Hell Wah Pedal

5 stars, 115 ratings
"From a nice bluesy wah, to jazzy bow-chicka-wow-wow, to insanely Dimesque squeals, this wah does it all and everything in between!"
- Cody in Crescent Lake, OR

"What I really like about using this Crybaby live are the indicator lights on the back side of the pedal. The lights are easy to see on a large dark stage and I don't have to guess."
- Jack in San Diego, CA
$159.99 or 4 payments of $40 | Learn more »

MXR EVH90 Van Halen Phase 90 Pedal

5 stars, 43 ratings
"Seen and heard many different phaser pedals, but this is one of the best. Great tonal variety and I can call up either traditional 'script mode' phaser sounds or 'modern style' phaser sounds and not just phaser effects from Van Halen songs!"
-Rick in Boca Raton, FL

"I didn't buy this to nail the EVH sound; I bought this because it has the classic script phase and EVH phase in one pedal. The MXR phaser is the standard for which all others follow, and this MXR has two distinctive phase tones for the price of one."
- Laurence in Pismo Beach, CA
$129.99 or 4 payments of $32.50 | Learn more »

TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal

5 stars, 11 ratings
"I would've bought it solely for the crazy echoed sounds you can get with the hall and church modes. But it can literally do like a hundred other sounds."
- Steve in Miami, FL

"The emulation is breathtaking, especially the plate reverb. This pedal has every reverb sound you could want."
- Jonathan in Jeff, KY
$149 or 4 payments of $37.50 | Learn more »

Line 6 Pod HD500X Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

4.5 stars, 23 ratings
"If you're a tone junkie on a budget like me, this will give you your fix and then some. I love that you can run 8 different effects and your amp plus the looper; it makes this pedal tops for the price."
- Jazzy J in Omaha, NE

"For most players, this could replace most -- if not all -- of their existing FX on their pedalboard!"
- Jimmy in Schenectady, NY

"The distortion both on the amp models and the FX are fantastic. Great response to your guitar's volume control and nice breakup from clean to dirty."
- Chris in Manchester, NH
$499.99 or or 6 payments of $83.34 | Learn more »

Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay Pedal

4.5 stars, 17 ratings
"I really like the layout and the ability to mix tape heads and reverb. It doesn't take long at all to find a good setting either."
- Josh in Wetumpka, AL

"There is nothing out there that matches this echo sound. I have never been complimented so much on my vocals since I purchased this unit."
- Richard in Cornwall, OH
$249 or 6 payments of $41.50 | Learn more »

TC Electronic Ditto Looper Pedal

4.5 stars, 13 ratings
"This is my favorite pedal. Like you could take away my entire pedalboard and leave me with only this pedal and I'll be just as happy. Because of this pedal, I'm constantly coming up with new stuff."
- Steve in Miami, FL

"It's amazing how much it can help with your creativity. GET IT!!"
- Purnash in Jamaica, NY

"Very easy to use, very well made, very fun, very cool. Playing a newly created bass line or rhythm, then being able to play lead or sing to it is so great."
- Robert in Lihue, HI
$99.99 or 4 payments of $25 | Learn more »

DigiTech Trio Band Creator Pedal

4 stars, 5 ratings
"Works exactly as described and is incredible for working out tracks you got in your head. Incredible!!!"
David in Spring Hill, FL

"This pedal is great. It creates bass and drums accompaniment based on what you play into it. Very easy to use. Perfect for practice. It sounds very realistic."
- A customer from The Bronx, NY
$179.95 or 4 payments of $37.49 | Learn more »

Catalinbread Dirty Little Secret Overdrive Pedal

5 stars, 3 ratings
"Very reactive with the guitar volume and picking dynamics. I should also mention that this pedal reacts very well with other pedals in front of it."
- John in Upstate, NY

"While other OD pedals sounded a little tinny or thin, the DLS sounds incredibly thick and saturated. Goes great with Gibson SG in Super Lead mode. Super Bass mode sounds great with a Tele. This pedal will make any amp sound like a Marshall."
- Sam in Chicago, IL
$169.99 or 4 payments of $42.50 | Learn more »

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