How Pedals Work Last updated: 2024-01-31

How Pedals Work

Conceptual Basics for the Absolute Beginner

written by Mark A. Stratman, from MAS Effects

How Pedals Work book from MAS Effects


Our book, How Pedals Work: Conceptual Basics for the Absolute Beginner , available for purchase in print or free online, will take you through all the common building blocks found in most guitar pedals.

It assumes no prior knowledge and won’t bog you down with math or gory details. Of course, you won’t be a professional engineer after reading it, but you will learn to recognize parts of audio circuits and identify what they do. You’ll even be equipped to piece together a custom distortion, fuzz, or boost pedal.

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