By Tom Hughes
The ultimate stomp box reference for guitar gearheads!
"Everything you ever wanted to know about effects pedalsàand then some."
—Analog Tom Hughes, author
"All the cool pedals you wish you had!" —Erick Coleman, StewMac tech advisor
"It's just the greatest book on pedals." —Joe Satriani
The most complete resource to the origins, history and development of classic effects units: reverb, echo, tremolo, fuzz, vibrato, treble/bass boosters, wah-wahs, flangers and more. Includes tech tips and trivia, plus interviews with pioneering effects makers and engineers.
Analog Man's directory of vintage effects showcases over 150 manufacturers and their products. Boutique makers and do-it-yourselfers are not forgotten, either!
Contents in brief:
The Prehistoric Era: Theremin, spring reverb, Leslie, tremolo, vibrato and echo machines
Early Transistorized Effects: fuzz boxes, treble/bass boosters and wah-wahs
The Golden Age: Electro-Harmonix, Maestro, MXR, Mu-Tron, Colorsound, Vox, Univox, Morley, Ross, Systech, Boss, Ibanez and more
Effects Technology: how they work
Directory of Vintage Effects: over 150 manufacturers and their products
Color photo gallery of classic effects
State of the Stomp Today: boutique effects makers and do-it-yourselfers
Hen's Teeth: rare and collectible effects
Vintage Effects Hall of Fame
Frequently Asked Questions
Interviews: Mike Matthews of Electro-Harmonix, Keith Barr of MXR, and Roger Mayer of Analogue Guitar Effects
Gurus of Gear: Interviews with design engineers David Cockerell, Fumio Mieda, Richard Neatrour, Rich Walborn, Doug Talley, Howard (Mick) Davis, Pete Cornish and Jeorge Tripps
Softcover; 288 pages plus 16-page color photo gallery.