My Daddy Has 100 Pedals is a children’s book about pedal collecting

“This one it buzzes just like a bee. This one is on Loveless by MBV.”

Billy Cardigan's My Daddy Has 100 Pedals

Image: Billy Cardigan

Billy Cardigan, host of YouTube’s Effects & Pedals Arena Corner, has written and illustrated his first-ever children’s book on collecting guitar gear – it’s titled My Daddy Has 100 Pedals.

The book’s plot involves a father showing off and explaining to his child the wondrous pedals that make up his extensive gear collection. Written in the style of Dr. Seuss, the book collects a number of humorous references to music and pedal collecting culture.

Cardigan – who is also a part of the eclectic performance art group Shy Boyz – shared a few excerpts from his new book in a Facebook post. See it below:

Posted by Shy Boyz on Sunday, January 3, 2021

Posted by Shy Boyz on Sunday, January 3, 2021

While My Daddy Has 100 Pedals is Cardigan’s first book on guitar pedals geared towards children – it isn’t his first piece of literary work on the subject. He’s also penned Obtuse Chambers, a collection of short stories centred around guitar pedals.

My Daddy Has 100 Pedals is available for pre-order now at $15 a copy, and ships in mid-February. Pick up a copy yourself at

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