Watch the Wet Lead online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Guitar Effects Survival Guide

One of the great pleasures of effects like delay and reverb is that they can make playing so much more enjoyable! Try playing through a bone dry amp in a small room, it can be painful and not a lot of fun to play, even worse, headphones. Now if you take that same amp into a nice sized room, it can suddenly be a dream to play. Why? Well now your amp's sound is bouncing off the walls and floor and creating natural reverb, and that is the sound we are used to as a listener. I remember when I got my first Marshall plexi and plugged it in at home I was bummed. This was because it has no reverb, this can work great in a band situation, but for at home practicing it can be a bit rough.