OEffects Pedals For Banjo Players? What? Wait! What?... Players are asking; and we are not surprised. With the trend in Americana and folk music driving banjo pickup sales some players see Effects as a natural evolution in their signal chain.
Some of the things we have seen suggested and used in addition to basic direct boxes and EQ’s are modulation effects like Delay and chorus but their really doesn’t seem to be a rule so the sky is the limit when courting our elusive musical muse. Our advice; Try them all!
When you consider the low cost of easily accessible effects on the market today, you can even afford to hoard effects. How about a banjo with fuzz or a sub octave growl, or perhaps a undulating tremolo would be more suited! You really can’t make a mistake. Here are a list of the most suggested lines for the banjo;
Electro Harmonix - http://www.ehx.com/
Modtone effects - http://www.modtone.net/