Best mini pedals for guitarists: our pick of space-saving effects for your pedalboard

Huge collection of mini guitar pedals
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If you’re a gigging musician, and space is at a premium, or you just like to keep things neat and compact, then you’ll no doubt have considered lining up some of the best mini pedals on your board already. Once upon a time, altering your tone with stompboxes was a costly and bulky luxury, but now we have a plethora of compact and affordable choices to suit literally any style of guitarist.

The shift within the last decade or so towards making guitar rigs smaller is only enforced by the rise in popularity of mini pedals and compact boards. The best mini pedals for guitarists often take the idea of a tried and tested classic, and essentially just shrink it. This means that you can either carry a smaller setup around, or you can fit more pedals onto your board. Either way, it’s a win!

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Alex Lynham

Alex Lynham is a gear obsessive who's been collecting and building modern and vintage equipment since he got his first Saturday job. Besides reviewing countless pedals for Total Guitar, he's written guides on how to build your first pedal, how to build a tube amp from a kit, and briefly went viral when he released a glitch delay pedal, the Atom Smasher.

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