See an extended trailer for The Pedal Movie

There's no doubt about it; the effects pedal market is huge and it's getting bigger. It's now become normal to see £200 overdrive pedals on sale, while players are enjoying the benefits of incredible entry level value too . But how did we get here and who were the people that have been the heroes of stompbox evolution? Reverb's forthcoming feature The Pedal Movie reveals all.

Reverb has spent a long time on this and its in-depth treatment should make this the definitive documentary on effects. As well as industry icons like Robert Keeley, they've also spoken to players too – look out for J Mascis in the extended trailer above. 


(Image credit: Reverb)

The Pedal Move is set for release on streaming platforms early next year. For more info, head to

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.