Video: Demystifying Dirt Pedals with Daredevil's Johnny Wator

As guitar players and pedalheads, we know that we like the sound of certain pedals over others—but not all of us can identify what it is about those pedals' components that result in a more favorable sound to our ears.

Today, Joe Shadid is sitting down with an expert on the subject, Daredevil's Johnny Wator, to demystify dirt pedals. The video above is split into a few useful parts to keep things organized: Building Blocks, Transistors and Op-Amps, and Multiple Stages of Gain.

Whether you're getting into pedal-building yourself or just want a better understanding of what's on your board, this easy-to-understand deep dive will give you a digestible overview of dirt pedal components, as well as some details about why certain things sound the way they do.

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