Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Music & Performing Arts


Recording Technologies

First Advisor

Jeffrey Jones

Second Advisor

Lanier Sammons


This paper goes into the history of guitar effects, what exactly they are, how they have evolved, and what they are like today. It also presents the results of an experiment that compares perceptions of differences between analog and digital guitar pedals.

Additional Files

Song 2 by Blur Mix March 5.mp3 (4809 kB)
song using the Pro Co Rat

Come As You Are NIrvana March 5 cover.mp3 (7442 kB)
song using EHX Small Clone

BFS Cover .mp3 (7912 kB)
Bowling For Soup Cover that was demo recorded at home

Addalemon Idea 1.mp3 (7367 kB)
An idea for a soon to be Addalemon song

Analog Guitar Pedals vs Digital Guitar Pedals.pdf (80 kB)
The survey used to conduct the study