pedal transparency

The term gets thrown around so much it's almost meaningless. Let's see if we can wrap our heads around it a little better!

Transparency has been a boutique effects pedal buzzword for something like a millennium at this point. When the simplest stompbox crawled from the primordial soup of aluminum castings, footswitches, capacitors, and resistors, there was a guitar player standing there, arms folded, a jaundiced eye, and questioning, “Is it transparent?"

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