Glossary of Guitar Effects
What are the major types of effect pedals for electric guitar?
I.e., as a novice, what effect pedal types should I be aware of, that "everybody" knows about?
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To try and provide a sort of answer - for different genres, and based on the various covers bands I have played in over the years, the most common effects used (and the ones I couldn't do without) are:
Fuzz, Overdrive, Delay, Wah and Reverb
Distortion, Compression, Whammy/Pitchshifter, Noise Gate, Reverb
Fuzz, Delay, Phaser
Fuzz, Delay, Phaser, Compression, Reverb, Flanger
Quite a variety, but I'm interested if answers come to a consensus.
With the help of Dr Mayhem's answer, Alex Basson's linked possible duplicate question, and some googling I'm thinking perhaps this could be a relatively relevant list of major types (or groups) of effect pedals: