CRAVE Effects – Vintage Guitar Effect Pedals

Unless there are compelling reasons to the contrary, only vintage guitar effect pedals have discrete CRAVE Guitars features written for them on these pages. While new/modern digital or hybrid pedals and multi‑effects boards may be great, there is something beguiling about vintage standalone analogue effects and the evocative sounds they make.

The reason for selecting these particular effect pedals is purely down to personal preference. They may be rare, common, unusual or just interesting stomp boxes. These pedals are ones that I want to own and use, rather than because they are collectable on the vintage market. Moreover, they are being looked after for posterity.

They vary in condition from pristine through clean to tatty. Originality is generally a good thing, although that isn’t always possible. To add an extra level of interest, where possible, they include original boxes and/or documentation, even though this tends to be the exception, rather than the rule. Ultimately, they are here simply because I like them and I think they are pretty darn cool. Nuff said.

CRAVE Guitars focuses on classic vintage effects mainly from American brands such as Electro-Harmonix and MXR Innovations, as well as Japanese manufacturers like BOSS (by Roland) and Ibanez (by Maxon). In addition, there are some other classic pedals from America, Europe and Asia. Why not begin your journey of guitar effect pedal discovery here at CRAVE Effects?

Click on the links below to view the features on each vintage guitar effect pedal…

Other Brands From Around The World

1970s Colorsound Swell (Volume)

1980 Jen Cry Baby Super (Wah)

1988 Pro Co RAT (Distortion)

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