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The Five Weirdest Guitar Effects Ever

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Mark from Guitar Nerds is back with an intriguing new video for gear lovers: "The Top Five Weirdest Guitar Effects Ever." You can watch it below.

You'll be happy to know there's some truly crazy stuff on this list, including something called "The Bag," a wonky effect launched by Kustom Electronics in 1969.

It's also nice to report that there's almost no overlap (only two effects) between this list and Weird Science: The 10 Strangest Vintage Effects of All Time, a story Guitar World published several years ago. Of course, some of these effects didn't even exist when the Guitar World story made its initial print debut.

Still, it just underscores the fact that there's no end to the weirdness in the world of guitar effects!

As someone pointed out in the comments section of the original Guitar Nerds video, "c'mon man! whats the point of make a video about guitar effects if we cant hear them?"

Well put! Well, we've taken it upon ourselves to include five demo videos from YouTube. Just bear in mind that some of the demo videos are just as weird as the effects themselves. One thing is certain: I'm getting myself a KORG Miku Stomp ASAP. It is truly bizarre. Enjoy!

For more Guitar Nerds videos, head here.

Demo Videos:

Kustom Electronics The Bag:

Maestro Rover:

EMS Synthi Hi Fli:

KORG Miku Stomp:

ZVEX Effects Candela Vibrophase:

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.