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.

This streamlined â??board comes to us fromGuayaquil, Ecuador. Luis Zuñigaâ??s signal chain starts with an EHX LPB-1 clone and into a Crybaby GCB-95 with some mods â??to make it friendlier with different styles and guitars,â?? he says. The Boss Ds-1 has the Keeley mod and "Marshall JCM800" mod together, then he has a DigiTech Whammy V, Green and Civil War Russian Hybrid Big Muff Clone, Boss Ch-1, â??My MXR Phase90 has a lot of mods to make it sound like a nice Uni-Vibe at faster settings and like a rich and warm phaser at slower ones,â?? Zuñiga shares. He also uses a Kay T1 tremolo clone with depth pot and rate switch added, a Dunlop DVP1 (Tuner out to a TC Electronic Polytune), Boss DD3 (with a tone switch for the repeats), MXR Carbon Copy, and a TC Electronic Ditto.

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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