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This is the first in a series of articles which cover the evolution of music effects pedals. If you haven't already done so, join our new MusicTech design challenge and build the music effects pedal of tomorrow!   The problem was easy to state, but damnably difficult to solve: how to make guitars louder?   It was the 1930s, and musicians struggled to be heard when playing onstage with louder instrumentalists like drummers and horn players. The very shape of the acoustic guitar, inclu ...