Any foot-based control for playing an instrument or adjusting its timbral qualities.

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Why does pedal order matter?

Why does the order in which I put my guitar/bass pedals matter? For example, why does the compressor needs to be the first one in the order?
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What does a pre amp do?

I've a lot of people using a pre amp pedal. What does that pedal do? Do I need one on my pedalboard?
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How often is the soft pedal used in piano scores?

I've been playing the piano for a long time, but I don't ever recall seeing any piece of music call explicitly for the soft pedal. Some digital pianos and keyboards don't even have one. I know there ...