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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

He pioneered (or at least brought to the mainstream) the idea of guitar as texture - I've always thought he deserves recognition despite not being able to keep up with Jimmy Page.

And the most overrated guitarist of all time is obviously Keith Richards.


Agree on your comment about The Edge. He is quite musical in his use of effects and gets extra points in my book for his use of them live.


Can't agree on the Keith Richards comment. He combined a unique blend of American roots Blues rhythms and open tuning effects into Rock. It changed the sound of Rock in the mid-late 60's and onward. However, if you are talking about the Keith Richards of today....I would agree that he has been in cruise mode since the late 80's. But he is 70 and that shouldn't negate his earlier amazing contributions.
post #992 of 4632
Fair enough - he certainly did have an incredible amount of influence. I just have never seen a video of him playing live, even back in the day, where he played well (but am happy to be proven wrong)! He always seems sloppy.

I bought the Korg really out of a search of an affordable rack delay, which was sort of born out of wanting a Gilmour post-Binson sound delay, but then I got sidetracked into listening to a boatload of Daniel Lanois (who I also find a little sloppy live but quite good at the same time), hence the SDD 3000 purchase.
post #993 of 4632
Oh, more importantly, thought I'd ask for opinions - I have a few vintage pedals (one which I barely ever play, one which is recently purchased) that have a really strange bypass issue - when the effect is bypassed, I can still faintly hear the effect. The pedals are a vintage Jen fuzz and a vintage Small Stone phaser. Is this common with crappy old bypass circuitry?

If I used either seriously on a pedalboard I'd use a true bypass looper.
post #994 of 4632
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Is this common with crappy old bypass circuitry?

cant speak with a ton of confidence on this, but ive had issues with older pedals doing this exact thing. I never really bothered with fixing it though....never used them live or in the studio. Not exclusively on vintage pedals either though...some new boss pedals did the same for me. Though they were just temporary playtoys.
post #995 of 4632
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

I think there is room in music for both approaches.
And to be honest there's little the Edge uses aside from overdrive, rhythmic delay, a filter (be it wah or phaser) and every so often an octave slide pitch shift (like a whammy). If you guys are so against rhythmic delay, I don't know what to tell you.

agreed...my only problem is that he uses these FAR too much. sometimes, ya just need to hear a guitar player and not the guitar players effects. effects can be great. i love my old PCM90....but im not gonna saturate my sound with reverb etc. and i wouldnt use it on every song.

Different strokes for different folks though i guess. satisfied.gif
post #996 of 4632
Finally received my Mojotone lacquered tweed extension cabinet...




...and dropped this baby in there:

post #997 of 4632
Looks nice. I'm debating getting either the Marshall YJM100 head, or a Fargen Miniplex
post #998 of 4632
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Looks nice. I'm debating getting either the Marshall YJM100 head, or a Fargen Miniplex

Im almost embarrassed to admit this, but i havent been able to warm up to marshalls. I think maybe i just need to spend more time with one, but as of now, i just dont like them...i cant get a tone i like from em.

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post #999 of 4632
The only Marshall I like are the old Plexi's that need to be cranked, that is it. This YJM100 is essentially a plexi with power scaling (not to be confused with attenuator) and a host of other features.
post #1000 of 4632
the Marshall looks interesting. I am not up to date with their models.
post #1001 of 4632
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

Im almost embarrassed to admit this, but i havent been able to warm up to marshalls. I think maybe i just need to spend more time with one, but as of now, i just dont like them...i cant get a tone i like from em.

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When I was back in NYC over Christmas, I made it my mission to go play some Marshalls and ended up doing nothing but try out some tweeds, browns, and blackfaces. I love vintage Fenders.
post #1002 of 4632
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

When I was back in NYC over Christmas, I made it my mission to go play some Marshalls and ended up doing nothing but try out some tweeds, browns, and blackfaces. I love vintage Fenders.

+1!! The best tone ive ever had was playing through 2 1967 twin reverbs. I think I could die happy with those as my only amps.

Another amp that i have a huge hardon for is a vintage Standel. A friend of mine has one that he bought new in the late 50s/early 60s. Paired with some vintage P90s, its one of the best sounds ive ever heard.
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I love Fender blackface cleans, but they turn to mud when turned up. Maybe because I am a les paul player and fenders need some mud. There is nothing like the sound of a Marshall Plexi with the power tubes cooking.
post #1004 of 4632
What I always find interesting is to read interviews with guitarists who recorded some of the most famous solos in rock music plugging directly into a beat up tweed Fender Champ or Princeton amp. You turn it up and get that warm over drive sound. inlove.gif
post #1005 of 4632
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

What I always find interesting is to read interviews with guitarists who recorded some of the most famous solos in rock music plugging directly into a beat up tweed Fender Champ or Princeton amp. You turn it up and get that warm over drive sound. inlove.gif

a friend of mine worked for eletric lady in NY in teh 70s...he had a huge collection of champs stacked in the studio....they called it the "wall of champs" I was surprised hearing stories of everyone that played through it.
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