Some players are cool with two or three pedals loosely and haphazardly arranged at their feet in a tangle of cables and running on ever-diminishing battery power. If you’re really into effects, though, you’re eventually going to put your foot down into the world of pedalboards. Putting a pedalboard together requires you to make some choices, and it’s a rabbit hole that some of our fellow musicians never find their way back out of. 

But rest easy! We came up with a few great examples of pedalboards you can put together depending on your needs and playing situation.

In many ways, the acoustic guitar is the ultimate in creative convenience—you can pick it up wherever you are, maybe your couch or your patio, or take it with you somewhere like the beach, and just start strumming—no need to set up any equipment. You don’t have to leave it there, though—under the surface of that elegant simplicity lie a number of important choices that can make your acoustic performance that much more sublime.

We put a list of recommendations together for players who want to give their acoustic guitar and their playing experience some extra love.

Check it out below.

The power supply is the backbone of any pedalboard, and if you want the best possible playing experience, you need a power supply that fits your specific needs as a player. The good news is that MXR has you covered, no matter what your setup is, from the classic and super affordable DC Brick Power Supply to the more advanced and incredibly versatile Iso-Brick Power Supply to the punch-packing space-saver that is the Mini Iso-Brick Power Supply. Each is built like a tank with plenty of power on tap. Which MXR power supply is right for you? Let’s take a closer look at each.

Choosing the right pick is crucial. It can make the difference between an amazing playing experience and a mediocre one. It can make the difference between a recording that pops and one that falls flat. There’s a whole world of picks out there that are made from different materials and in different shapes that can have wildly different effects on the way you play and what each note sounds like, and each of those picks is designed with a certain type of player and playing style in mind. Chances are there’s a pick out there that will help you play and sound like an even better version of yourself.

With so much variety, how do you begin your search? Well, we have several packs of picks available to help with just such an endeavor.

MXR and innovation have been synonymous in the world of effects pedals ever since the Phase 90 first the market in the early 1970s. The driving force behind the MXR design team has always been a commitment to discovering new ways for musicians to express themselves with reliable gear that’s straightforward and simple to use.