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Think You Know Your Pedals? Take This Crazy Hard Guitar Effects Quiz

(Image credit: Damian Fanelli)

The gang over at Reverb.com (opens in new tab) loves to test guitarists' knowledge about, well, guitars and other tools of the trade.

Just ask Vince Gill, who just sat through Reverb's rigorous vintage-guitar quiz. And let's not forget Reverb's annoyingly difficult gear quiz from last year, "Can You Identify These Guitars by Their Headstocks?"

Anyway, the minds behind these and other "crazy hard" quizzes have come up with a new one, and it's the ultimate test of pedal nerdery.

Take the quiz below, and see how your effect expertise stacks up. Good luck!

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. 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 chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.