After taking guitar lessons for a while, you will probably be interested in guitar effects pedals, especially if you prefer playing electric guitar to acoustic guitar. I went through my pedal phase and I’m sure you will too after sticking with guitar lessons for a while. Effects pedals can alter the tone, frequency, or other aspect of the sound of an electric guitar. Whether you’re seeking a crunchy, distorted tone used in garage rock, a slightly cleaner sound with endless sustain, or just some basic reverb, there’s a pedal out there for you. There are several families of guitar effects pedals. To name a few, there are pitch shifters, distortion pedals, reverb pedals/delay pedals, flanger/phase pedals, tuners, multi effects pedals, loop pedals, and more. There are so many to choose from. How do you know which ones to buy? With price tags of about $100 and up per quality pedal, creating a pedal board with all the effects you like to use on a regular basis can get pretty expensive very quickly. If you’re reading this you’re probably new to the world of effects pedals for guitar lessons. In that case, you probably just want to get your feet wet and have the opportunity to become familiar with all the different types of effects and what they sound like. Try a lower priced multi effects pedal for you guitar lessons. I started out with a multi effects pedal with a price tag of $199. This pedal had reverb, delay, a wah, and several different types of distortion. I was able to play around with the different settings and find the effects I liked and the ones I didn’t. I used this pedal for years in my guitar lessons before I spent the money on individual effects pedals – the individual pedals tend to produce a better tone and have greater flexibility in combining them with other effects pedals.