I was asked by a guitar player recently why his tone wasn’t what he wanted, and the first thing that got my attention was the maze of stomp boxes he was using.
Although that wasn’t the only problem with his rig, it was a good place to start, since everything was connected more or less haphazardly.
Here’s some info taken from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook (written with the great player/composer/writer Rich Tozzoli), that can help you get a handle on your effects.
A couple of the common negative side effects that occur with some stomp boxes is how much they change the sound when you don’t want them to.
Here’s are four things that can happen: [read]