Stompbox Books

Ever since the Sixties, fuzzboxes, wah-wahs, phase shifters and a vast range of guitar effects pedals have shaped the sound of music as we know it. Now there are two books celebrating these devices and the community of guitarists who are using and collecting them. Stompbox: 100 Pedals of the World’s Greatest Guitarists and Vintage & Rarities: 333 Cool, Crazy and Hard to Find Guitar Pedals are the first books to treat guitar pedals as objects of art—showcasing prototypes and singular models very few have seen before.

These companion volumes showcase highly-detailed photographs of the actual effects pedals owned and used by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Frank Zappa, Alex Lifeson, Andy Summers, Eric Johnson, Adrian Belew, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Ed O’Brien, J Mascis, Lita Ford, Joe Perry, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Vernon Reid, Kaki King, Nels Cline among many. While Stompbox focuses on the pedals owned by these guitar legends, Vintage & Rarities shifts the focus to enthusiastic collectors and archivists, offering a remarkable look into the world of pedal connoisseurs.

Essential reading material for gear nerds, pedal collectors, guitarists, music historians and bedroom rockers, these lavish coffee table books meld visual aesthetics with encyclopedic detail. They make the perfect gift for the music and/or design lover in your life.

Expected to arrive Mid December 2020.

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