Before you begin to play electric guitar, it is important to understand the various components required to experience that electrifying sound of the string instrument. This string instrument uses a pickup, a device that captures mechanical vibrations, and converts them to an electrical signal.
Technically, the electrical signal is then amplified using a component called the amplifier that converts the barely audible or purely electronic signal from the electric guitar or other musical instruments like an electric bass, or an electric keyboard into an electronic signal capable of driving a loudspeaker. When you play electric guitar, you need the pickup and the amplifier in order to for you and the audiences hear the acoustic sound.
Other electric guitars have an assortment of accessories in order to produce a variety of amplified sound coming from the string instrument. When you see a rock-star performer, you can hear a prolonged sound of his lead. He is using a special component attached to the instrument.
Some performers play electric guitar with multi-effects device. This is a single electronics effects pedal called the rack-mount device containing many different electronic effects. Most devices allow users to fix it into a preset combinations resulting different effects including distortion, chorus, reverb, compression, and more as long as the imagination permits.