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View Poll Results: Effects pedals are awesome
You're no artist, you hack 2 11.11%
****in' A man 9 50.00%
Indeed, effects are awesome at hiding mistakes 0 0%
Learn how to play the guitar before using effects d-bag 5 27.78%
Using too much effects sounds like ****. Just plug in and play 2 11.11%
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:39 AM   #31 (permalink)
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In soviet russia muff distorts you!! Ahhh...
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:57 AM   #32 (permalink)
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In soviet russia muff distorts you!! Ahhh...
Maybe in Soviet Russia my Big Muff would have cost less
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:04 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I use my pedals to make incomprehensible noise. I've got a couple pedals that can be used as a sound source so I don't really even need to play my guitar through them to make crazy sounds.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:42 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I've never used any effects pedals yet. I want to be a good musician before I start experimenting. But I'm not gonna vote because I might be missing out and they might make my sound so much better for all I know..
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:59 PM   #35 (permalink)
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It's probably good to start with basics before you get into experimenting with a bunch of pedals. I played guitar for a few years before I ever bought any pedals, but ever since I started buying a bunch of pedals, the way I play music has changed so much. I don't even really rely on my technical ability to play instruments anymore as much as I rely on my ability to tweak knobs on pedals at the right time to make whatever sound I want.
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I don't even really rely on my technical ability to play instruments anymore as much as I rely on my ability to tweak knobs on pedals at the right time to make whatever sound I want.
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A lot of the music I've been doing lately involves lots of tape loops through guitar effects, and it's hard to say that there's technical skill involved in pressing play on a tape. I hardly even play guitar through my pedalboard anymore. It's a lot easier to make a sound to manipulate with a keyboard or a sound generator.
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A lot of the music I've been doing lately involves lots of tape loops through guitar effects, and it's hard to say that there's technical skill involved in pressing play on a tape. I hardly even play guitar through my pedalboard anymore. It's a lot easier to make a sound to manipulate with a keyboard or a sound generator.
Fair enough. I misunderstood your original comment.
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Anyway, I think poor use of effects pedals can really butcher any guitarist's playing. Like if somebody's rocking a wah back and forth on every quarter note, no matter how good the guitarist is, it's still bland and tasteless use of a wah pedal.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:35 PM   #40 (permalink)
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A lot of the music I've been doing lately involves lots of tape loops through guitar effects, and it's hard to say that there's technical skill involved in pressing play on a tape. I hardly even play guitar through my pedalboard anymore. It's a lot easier to make a sound to manipulate with a keyboard or a sound generator.
your music sounds kinda interesting. do you have any songs you can post here?
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