Joe Bonamassa names the guitar pedal he’s used the most throughout his career

Joe Bonamassa picks one pedal
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Joe Bonamassa’s reputation as a self-confessed gear nerd rivals that of his playing, yet in the latest issue of Guitar World he was challenged to whittle his mammoth pedal collection down to just one stompbox he can't do without.

His answer is an icon in the guitar community, perhaps the definitive stompbox and certainly the definitive overdrive pedal.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.