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PG editors pick their favorite pedalboard-tested bargain stomps—tremolos, dirt boxes, tuners, switchers, and more.

The past year's record gear sales tell us that pandemic window shopping has become more a passion than a pastime. And whether you're pushing a “buy" button or on the horn to your local music shop, pedals are among the most affordable jones satisfiers. Our editors compared notes—and their own pedalboards—to compile this list of our favorite stomps that provide a big tonal bang for under a Benny. They range from time-proven classics to thoroughly modern mojo machines. Check it out, and at these prices you don't even have to hide your wallet first.

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How jangle, glam, punk, shoegaze, and more blended to create a worldwide phenomenon. Just don’t forget your tambourine.

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  • Learn genre-defining elements of Britpop guitar.
  • Use the various elements to create your own Britpop songs.
  • Discover how “borrowing” from the best can enrich your own playing.
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When considering the many bands that fall under the term “Britpop”–Oasis, Blur, Suede, Elastica, Radiohead’s early work, and more–it’s clear that the genre is more an attitude than a specific musical style. Still, there are a few guitar techniques and approaches that abound in the genre, many of which have been “borrowed” (the British music press’ friendly way of saying “appropriated”) from earlier British bands of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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