Should You Buy That Pedal?

A Helpful (and humorous) Flowchart

It's easy to get amped up about buying pedals but should you drop your hard earned cash on it? I've created this handy flowchart to help you decide. Check out our new Resources page if you feel like doing a little pedal browsing.

Jason Houtsma serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA, Husband to Alli, Father to Bjorn and Asher, and guitar instructor for

Should You Buy That Pedal?

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GOD BLESS, I have a set of drums, and I need help to start to learn how to use them, please help me....our church is small and we have musicians but no drummer and I want to be the one to step up to the plate, the thing is I am desable with a messed up neck so I have very little money to pay a person to teach me, but I want to praise the Lord by learning how to play and make my pastor and the Lord proud.... thank u for this amazing page and God bless guys

Learning the basics

Hey, hope all is well.

The site has a ton to offer, they put out a short video on a simple drum beat that you can use for most songs. If you haven't already seen it, here is the link:

Have a great day.

- Also thanks for the flowchart Jason, it will probably save me a lot of money in the future haha.

do you need It

Thanks, this flow chart is great. I believe another good thing to ask is, "do I need it?" or "do I want it?". Sometimes less is more.

Simple Math

There's a similar algebraic equation I've tried to use to convince my spouse of my desire for a new guitar.

Where n = the number of guitars I currently own,
And x = the number of guitars I "need",
Solve for x.

x = n + 1