Originally Posted by Johmo
IMHO a lot of players use too many effects which obscure the detail of what they are playing. It covers mistakes as well as masks what is going on with their fingertips even if they get the notes right. Play clean through an amp and listen hard and you will make the most improvement -- at least that is what works for me. Although, I do love a little touch of chorus now and then. ;)
+2, except for the chorus part.
For me, I have to play acoustic in order to play half way decent on electric, and the other way around, too. No kiddin'. One makes my more aware of my playing on the other.