Learn the secrets to achieving your ultimate sound
Whether amateur or pro, guitarists live for the ultimate sound.Guitar Amps & Effects For Dummies provides theinformation and instruction you need to discover that sound andmake it your own! Written in the characteristically easy-to-readDummies style, this book is ideal for beginners andexperienced musicians alike, and can help all players expand theirskill set with effects. Guitarists tend to be gearheads when itcomes to sound, and this book provides guidance on topics rangingfrom the guitar itself to amps, pedals, and other soundtechnology.
Amps and effects are the unsung heroes of guitar music. Whilemost people recognize the more psychedelic effects, many don'trealize that effects are often responsible for the unique qualityof tone that can become a musician's trademark. Certain effectswork on the volume or signal level, others work on the environment,and still others work on the bass and treble content. GuitarAmps & Effects For Dummies covers them all, and shows howeffects can not only add something extra, but also "fix"problematic areas. Topics include:
* Gain-based effects, like distortion, compression, volumepedals, and gates
* Tone-based effects, including graphic and parametric EQ, andthe wah-wah pedal
* Modulation effects, like the flanger, phase shifter, andtremolo
* Ambience effects, including reverb and delay
The journey to incredible guitar music never ends. No matter howexperienced you are with a guitar, there is always room forimprovement to your tone and sound. Whether you're looking for thesound of angels or thunder, Guitar Amps & Effects ForDummies will help you achieve the music you hear in yourdreams.