Pedal Crush Book


The definitive book on stompbox effects for creative music making

PEDAL CRUSH is a trip into the expansive, eclectic, and mesmerizing world of effects pedals. It examines the stompbox phenomenon as a means of creative expression and personal sound shaping. Bursting with color photos and illustrations, it systematically covers over 800 pedals – from vintage to cutting edge, from the essential to the exotic, from popular classics to boutique wizardry. PEDAL CRUSH also dives deep into techniques, tips and tricks, pedalboards, software, and more.

  • A detailed and richly illustrated look at stompboxes and how they are used
  • By Kim Bjørn and Scott Harper
  • Foreword by Steve Vai
  • Edited by Mike Metlay
  • 800+ pedals
  • 50 interviews with musicians and pedal makers 
  • 200+ tips and tricks for using effect pedals
  • Full-color photos and illustrations
  • Hardcover
  • 376 Pages
  • Dimensions: 245 x 245 mm
  • In English


  • A detailed exploration of the world of stompbox effects – not just for guitarists
  • Comprehensive explanations of effect concepts – how they work, why they work, and how they sound
  • The history of effect pedals
  • Tips and tricks for using effects
  • Popular, rare, and unusual pedals
  • Interviews with pedal makers and inspiring artists
  • Tips for creating a pedalboard

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