The Five Most Absurd Guitar Pedals

Ever wanted to make your guitar sound like a CD that's skipping? Or like it's being played through an old, grainy VHS tape? If the answer to either of those questions is "yes" (or even "of course not!") you'll get a kick out of this video.

Steve "Samurai Guitarist" Onotera, always on the lookout for whatever's new and weird in the world of guitar effects, has a new video in which he examines five of the most absurd guitar pedals on the market today. 

Featuring offerings from Source Audio, Catalinbread, Rainger FX and more, the selections span an enormous range of sonic territory. You can check them all out in the video above.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.