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Blues Tone: Effects

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Delay is an effect that repeats whatever sound you make with your instrument. The repeat can be so fast or soft that it's barely noticeable. It can also be so loud or repeated so many times that you've created a whole new riff from the sound you originally play.

As with all effects, subtlety is the key to making your tone better. Effects work best when you don't even notice they are there. Use a delay with subtlety and you'll get a better, thicker tone.

Let's look at how a delay pedal works.