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If you are looking to understand how to get the very best from your guitar pedals, then this is the course for you! GMI guitar tutor Gary Clinton shows you step by step how to squeeze every last bit of juicy goodness, or badness out of your stomp boxes! We cover a wide array of guitar effects boxes in this course so belt up and get ready for the ride!

Below this intro are a range of HD video lessons. Featured in each lesson will be a specific guitar pedal worth learning about. Gary takes you through from the humble guitar tuner to three different types of distortion pedals. As the course continues, you will learn about chorus, digital delay and much more.

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We decided to let people have a little taste of what this guitar stomp box series of videos was all about. If you want to check out one of our videos outwith the course, try having a look at Gary’s video about the Boss SD1 super overdrive pedal, it rocks!

We wanted to create a free course so that people could not only hear how these pedals sound, but understand how to use them. In each of the video lessons, Gary goes through the controls on each pedal making sure you understand how to use them to best effect. Also, as the lessons continue, you will understand all about guitar pedal order. Understanding this is crucial to ensuring you get the best sound live or in the studio.

Finally, Gary will demonstrate just how invaluable a pedalboard planner is when setting out your pedals. You’ll find out why not to go for a diy pedalboard. So, if your looking for the best guitar pedals instruction, you’ve come to the right place!

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Setting Up Guitar Effects Pedals

Length: 6 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Setting Up Guitar Effects Pedals

In this lesson, Gary Clinton from GMI – Guitar & Music Institute looks at the final part of his monster thirteen part video series! He looks at best practice for chaining guitar effects together, the dos and the don’ts.

Boss Super Overdrive

Length: 8 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Boss Super Overdrive Pedal

In this lesson we will be looking at the Boss Super Overdrive, often referred to as the Boss SD1. Find out how to use the pedal and get the very best from this amazing overdrive pedal!

Marshall Bluesbreaker

Length: 5 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Marshall Bluesbreaker

The Marshall Bluesbreaker is a great sounding pedal which actually is two pedals in one! Gary Clinton reveals all in the short five minute lesson which explains all the main attributes of this great little stomp box.

Boss Chorus Pedal

Length: 7 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

boss chorus pedal

Chorus pedals can be a little tricky in getting your head round which is why we wanted to look at the Boss chorus pedal the CH1. Gary Clinton will help you understand exactly how a chorus effect works and how the controls are used on this well used stereo stomp box.

The Power Of The Turbo Rat

Length: 5 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Turbo Rat

Just watch as guitarist Gary Clinton tries to contain his excitment when demonstrating the Pro Co Turbo Rat guitar pedal! He absolutely loves this little package of sonic dynamite! How can a pedal be so loud? Find out in this HD video lesson.

Korg Tuner DT 10

Length: 5 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

korg Tuner

You can have as many guitar effects boxes as you want, but if your guitar is not in tune, well what does any of it matter? This lesson introduces you to the Korg Tuner the DT 10 and tells you everything you need to know about this excellent and essential piece of guitar kit.

Marshall Vibratrem – An Amazing Sound

Length: 9 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Marshall Vibratrem

Once forgotten about after it’s heyday in the 50s and 60s, the tremolo effect is now back with a bang! Bands, guitarists and musicians are rediscovering this incredible sounding effect and the Marshall Vibratrem is the guitar pedal worth having a good look at.

Boss DD5 – Still One Of The Best Digital Delays Around

Length: 13 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Boss DD5

The Boss DD5 is a stalwart of digital delay. In this lesson, you’ll discover how digital delay came about and how it superseded the analog ways of doing things and how it improved on previous methods. You’ll also see Gary Clinton demonstrate the full range of controls and how to get the most from this guitar pedal.

Boss OC-3 Octave Pedal Revealed

Length: 9 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Boss OC-3

The Boss OC-3 is usually not the top of a guitarists shopping list. The pedal, is actually extremely versatile and more than just a note doubler. Gary Clinton runs his critical eye over the pedal showing you how squeeze the most from this amazing little box.

Line 6 FM4 – In depth demonstration Of This Guitar Synthesis Pedal

Length: 13 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Line 6 FM4

The Line 6 FM4 is a filter modeller effects pedal which offers the guitarist an opportunity to create and use an extensive new sound pallet. For some, the sounds are too far from the normal guitar sounds they would expect. For others, it’s an enormous opportunity. Gary Clinton continues this series with an indepth look at this versatile guitar effect box.

Electro Harmonix Micro Synth

Length: 24 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

electro harmonix micro synth

The Electro Harmonixs is a synthesiser is probably one of the least well known guitar effects pedals on the market. Gary Clinton goes into a lot of detail regarding just what this unit is capable off in a video that lasts for over twenty four minutes.

Nova Reverb NR1 from TC Electronics.

Length: 13 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Nova Reverb NR 1

The Nova Reverb NR1 From TC Electronics is one of the coolest reverb pedals out there in what is a very crowded market place. The pedal still has enough pizzazz about it though to really shine through the competition out there and worth a second look.

Akai Headrush

Length: 17 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Akai Headrush

The Akai Headrush is one amazing looper guitar pedal but it’s so much more than that. This video by GMI instructor Gary Clinton gives you an in-depth insight into the workings of the Akai pedal which is used by pro musicians around the world.

Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeller – run through and demonstration

Length: 25 minutesAuthor: Ged BrockieComplexity: Easy

Line 6 DL4

The Line 6 DL4 delay modeller pedal offers guitar players a truly massive palate of sounds from which to experiment, play and record with. This video from the Guitar & Music Institute shows of just some of what this amazing piece of guitar gear can do.

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