By Paul Atkins

Who are the best guitar effects pedal shops in the U.K?

As a guitarist; or musician in general for that matter, we're absolutely spoilt for choice nowadays by the infinite plethora of effects pedals and guitar accessories available to us, there is just so much choice everywhere!  Some might say there is 'too' much choice though, what with the ever changing landscape of new product launches, cult classic FX pedals at our disposal, the used pedal market, and all the different types of effects and brands we should all look to own a piece of. 

With so much choice everywhere, it can sometimes be hard to know where to look first for that next perfect piece of gear to add into the setup.  Sometimes that aforementioned gear finds us; after we stumble across it late one night while probably looking for something else, continually going down the rabbit hole of endless items, all the while the 'gear list' just keeps on growing and growing!

It's a truly mind boggling wealth of product choices out there, and sometimes we just need a little guidance to make the most educated and informed decision we can when looking for our next hit!

With that in mind, we're never ones to shy away from being blatantly honest with respect to competition, and we want our customers to be as informed as possible when looking into their next piece of gear for the setup.

Here is a list of some of the companies that we feel have a solid game here in the U.K for only offering some of the latest and greatest choices of guitar effects pedals and accessories known to man, plus informing and educating on the decision at the same time.  These are the places were a little guidance can be found.

1. Andertons Music Co.
Andertons Music Co. is a family-run musical instrument retailer based in Guildford, Surrey, with over 50 years of experience serving the music community in the UK and also overseas. 

2. James' Home of Tone
Based in Stourbridge, West Midlands, HoT is a humble collection of guitars, parts & accessories that have been individually selected to be represented for the shared passion for the guitar.

3. Break The Machine
Located in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire and selling guitar effects pedals since 2017, always with the same idea: supply the best, most unusual, hard to find and often ridiculously fabulous gear.

4. GAK
Having been around for over 30 years, GAK, based in Brighton, are one of the top music retailers in the UK.


So there we go.  4 more companies to consider when you're in the market for your next guitar pedal or something new for your next music project.

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