Amazon is selling guitar pedals for under £40

AmazonBasics pedals
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A reliable source of cut-price electronics, cables and assorted bits and bobs, the AmazonBasics range has now been extended to include guitar effects  – with seven mini guitar effects pedals filling out the series.

Each of the effects shares the same compact (9.4 x 5.3 x 5.3cm) enclosure, with a simple three knobs or fewer configuration, and a price that makes them a very attractive option for beginners and students who need something cheap and easy to freshen up their signal path.

The AmazonBasics range comprises a compressor, boost, delay, distortion, looper, drive and chromatic tuner.

AmazonBasics pedals

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Prices start from £19.95 / $26.75 for the distortion, while the most expensive, the looper, will set you back £35.71 / $48.16. 

Why are they so cheap? Well, Amazon has the economies of scale behind it, and clearly naming the effects in such utilitarian fashion as has helped keep the R&D budget down.

All of these pedals are true bypass and you'll need a 9V DC adaptor for power.

Grab one from Amazon.

Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.