Guitar Effects: An Infographic History and Breakdown

[Sassy_Social_Share] 1930s: The first effect came built into Rickenbacker’s Vibrola Spanish Guitar. It used a motorized pulley system to modify pitch, creating the first floating tremolo bridge. 1940s: Guitarists DIY-ed early effects, though most were only possible in the recording studio. Les Paul manipulated reel-to-reel tape to add echo effects. Duane Eddy created a studio […]

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