A children's book about pedal collecting exists and it's called My Daddy Has 100 Pedals

My Daddy Has 100 Pedals
(Image credit: Billy Cardigan)

As guitarists, we're no stranger to the topic of gear acquisition syndrome. But we rarely discuss how it affects those around us. 

Billy Cardigan, host of YouTube's Effects & Pedals Arena Corner, has attempted to touch on the subject with My Daddy Has 100 Pedals, a children's book told through the lens of a pedal-mad dad's child.

Inspired by Dr. Seuss, the book collates several humorous nods to pedal collecting culture and features vibrant, child-like illustrations.

Cardigan recently teased the book on the Facebook page of Shy Boyz, a parody performance art group of which he's a member.

This isn't the first pedal-themed book Cardigan has written. He also released Obtuse Chambers, a stompbox-inspired 12-page collection of five stories, in 2017.

My Daddy Has 100 Pedals is available now for pre-order for $15, and ships mid-February. For more information, head over to Shy Boyz' Bandcamp page.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.