Tired of playing power chords? Mr. Black has the pedal for you: the High-Five Instant Power Chord Generator

Mr. Black High-Five
(Image credit: Mr. Black)

The Portland, Oregon guitar effects pedal specialist Mr. Black has just launched a new pitch-shifting pedal to cover one of the most fundamental skills in rock rhythm guitar: playing power chords. 

That’s right, the High-Five is an Instant Power Chord Generator. Now, we do have lessons on power chords if you would like to learn the old-fashioned way, but let’s look at this neat pedalboard solution that, in all seriousness, can create an artificial power chord on command but might yet be best suited to doing some weird stuff besides holding down an eighth-note chug in 4/4.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.