We asked PG faithful to show us their pedalboards, and you delivered! In honor of our annual pedal blowout, we bring you 30 of our readers' personal stomping grounds.

Samuel Jones does a bit of tap dancing with this setup: Ernie Ball VP Junior, (tuner out going to TC Electronic Polytune) into homemade Z.Vex Fuzz Factory clone, Electro-Harmonix POG2, Line 6 M5, Boss DD-20, Ibanez TS9, Electro-Harmonix Soul Preacher to amp. Effects loop: Boss AC-3, Boss NS-2, true-bypass looper with MXR Carbon Copy and Strymon Bluesky in loop, BBE Sonic Stomp to Effects Return. "The DigiTech JamMan Stereo is only for triggering samples live and is not in my guitar chain," he says. "The Blackstar footswitch is for my Blackstar Series One 1046l6." The board is a Pedaltrain PT-Pro and is powered by two Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 Plus and wired with Lava Cable CX Cable Kits.

Plus, the Fontaines D.C. axeman explains why he’s reticent to fix the microphonic pickup in his ’66 Fender Coronado.

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The emotional wallop of the acoustic guitar sometimes flies under the radar. Even if you mostly play electric, here are some things to consider about unplugging.

I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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