Can My Guitar Pedals Be Repaired?

Guitar pedals break sometimes. Given that they’re stepped on and many are designed to a low cost, it can be surprising they ever work at all. We often receive inquiries as to whether or not pedals can be repaired and there are many factors that contribute to this issue.

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Erich Hochstrasser
Stacking Distortions

While the concept of reordering your pedals to change the tone quality is nothing new, it can have exceptional consequences when it comes to those overdrive and distortion effects that deliver crunch, buzz, raunch, filth, and whoompf.

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Erich Hochstrasser
Envelope Filter Listening Party

Envelope filters have long been an excellent, if infrequently used device in the guitar player’s toolbox. They can add thick layers of funk or mild harmonic interest to a track by being touch responsive and vowel-like in their manipulation of the guitar’s sound. We’ll look at some songs that feature envelope filter along with some ideas on how the effect is being used.

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Erich Hochstrasser
Should I Have My Guitar Pedals Repaired?

If you’ve got a broken or unreliable guitar pedal, tube amp, or synthesizer you may be wondering if it will be worth taking it in for repair. This can be a difficult question with certain pieces of gear, but there are many benefits that come with extending the life of broken equipment.

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Erich Hochstrasser