Blaxx Pedals: Best Guitar Pedals for Beginners

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PMT Stores around the UK now feature dedicated Blaxx Zones - areas where you can demo different combinations of these amazingly affordable micro pedals.

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If you're just starting out as a beginner, buying your first effects rig or just looking for the cheapest guitar pedals to add to your collection, look no further. Blaxx Pedals are surprisingly well built for the price (most are only £29!), sound great and perfectly sized as a stocking filler for any young guitarists just starting out.

When the Blaxx mini Pedals turned up at our doorstep this year, we were eager to get them rigged up and put them to the test. Packing a mighty sound in a micro pedal is no easy feat.

Considering how affordable these mini monsters are, they sound amazing. While their price will certainly be ideal for new players, they hold their own for a studio collection or recording rig. Simply combine with a Pedalboard and some Patch Cables, and you're set.

What's the deal?

For a Limited Time Only, buy Two Blaxx Pedals from a PMT Store, or Online, and receive a 9V Power Supply and Splitter Cable (Worth £21.55) absolutely FREE!

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Cool Combos

One of the great thing about guitar pedals is the endless tonal variations and creative combinations you can forge together. There are no limits! At this price point, it's easy to capture an exact sound by combining several Blaxx mini pedals on your pedalboard. Check out some of these combinations below for inspiration...

The Sixties-style guitar sound: Psych, Surf & Classic Rock

Recommended guitar pedals: Blaxx Flanger, Fuzz and Overdrive

The 1960’s - Psych, Surf & Classic Rock

If you love artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, psychedelic rock etc., then this trio will serve you well: Add a touch of overdrive for a dirty guitar tone, and then step on your fuzz for some mean guitar solos! The Blaxx Flanger is perfect to add a touch of psychedelia to your sound: from Hendrix UniVibe-style sounds, to long "jet-style" flanging sounds, you'll sound out there, bro!

The Seventies-style guitar sound: Funk, Soul & R&B

Recommended guitar pedals: Blaxx Chorus and Delay

The 1970’s - Funk, Soul & R&B

 Think Carlos Alomar work on David Bowie's 'Young Americans', or the influential guitar style of Nile Rodgers in Chic.  You want a simple and elegant sound, with just enough funkiness! The Chorus effect will help you to do just that - and a little touch of delay will make you sound a bit fuller, too.

The Eighties-style guitar sound: New Wave, Goth & Glam

Recommended guitar pedals: Blaxx Booster, Chorus, Delay and Flanger

The 1980’s - New Wave, Goth & Glam

If you're into the sound you hear on records by bands such as Siouxie & The Banshees, The Smiths or The Cure, this is a great combination. Add lots of chorus on your guitar - all the time! A little touch of delay, booster for solos and, for added goth vibes, some flanger, like in The Cure's 'A Forest':

The Nineties-style guitar sound: Grunge, Post-punk & Metal

Recommended guitar pedals: Blaxx Chorus, Delay, Equalizer and Metal

The 1990’s - Grunge, Post-punk & Metal

Distortion + Chorus is a combination made popular by Kurt Cobain, who also created some of most memorable guitar sounds  of the decade with this combination, in songs such as 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and 'Come As You Are'. But the Nineties were not just about Grunge, and bands such as Metallica also reached their peak in that decade. If you love that kinda sound, this is a fantastic, affordable setup to get you in the ballpark!

The Noughties-style guitar sound: Indie, Alternative & Progressive

Recommended guitar pedals: Blaxx Delay, Distortion Plus, Equalizer and Flanger

The 2000’s - Indie, Alternative & Progressive

What is the 21st-Century guitar sound? It's pretty much a mixture of all that came before - Nineties' dirt, Eighties' cleans, and Sixties psychedelia are all present in the music made in the past 15 years - retro is the future! A distortion pedal is essential, and a flanger will give you a few different sounds, from Eighties-style chorus to Sixties-styles vibrato/flanger sounds. A delay pedal is also a great addition - it's very, very hard these days to find a pedalboard which doesn't features at least one delay pedal! The addition of an EQ pedal will help you to have more sounds - for instance, "thickening" your distortion with more low end, or as a booster for solos, with extra treble.

Blaxx Pedals Standard Features:

(Some features differ for Power-Tuner and Mini Tuner)

  • True bypass
  • Housing: Die-cast metal
  • Heavy duty on/off footswitch and LED indicator
  • Power supply: External DC adapter (Sold Separately, but included with this deal!)
  • Input and output: 6.35 mm (1/4”) jack
  • Dimensions: 95 x 45 x 48 mm (3.7 x 1.8 x 1.9”)
  • Weight: 240g / 8.46oz

Whether you're looking to build your first pedalboard of effects, or just want a cheap, affordable way of creating a new signature sound, you can't go wrong with these.

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