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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by tap4154, Mar 1, 2017.
I hate pedals because I'm afraid I'll fall in love with them.
Just so I understand this, let's take a very basic, no-frills guitar and amp combination that we all know--say a Stratocaster into a Deluxe Reverb:
The guitar has
A 5-position pickup selector switch
A Volume control
Two Tone controls
A Vibrato bar
The amp has
Two Normal input sockets
Two Vibrato input sockets
Two Volume controls
Two Treble controls
Two Bass controls
A Reverb control
A Tremelo Speed control
A Tremelo Intensity control
A Reverb footswitch
A Tremelo footswitch
And you're upset that adding a pedal with one footswitch, a Gain and a Level control makes things too complicated and comes between you and your "pure" guitar sound?
Mean while amps keep moving closer and closer to the pedal board....
More like lingerie on a pretty woman. Not necessary, but it adds a certain je ne sais quoi.
I agree 100%.
Where DO pedals that are amps or amps that pedals fall in this debate?
Need to have my hate straight...
Other than a reverb (my amp doesn't have it), a good OD (if I want more gain) a Boost (for solos) and a Noise Gate, I'm not really crazy about them. Teles into Fender amps are the way to go for me. It makes sense, since, most likely, Fender amps were designed, tested and adjusted with plenty of Fender guitars. Gibsons also sound good through Fender amps
I've gigged a bunch in several genres. On stage is where I'd be least inclined to use pedals. Different strokes.
I'd be severely limiting myself in the 3 bands I'm in if I had to ditch my pedals. They are tools and I use them as such.
They're the worst.
Hendricks, SRV, Satriani, Wylde... Nothing wrong with pedals
Hendricks, who is that?
I love them! I want to try them all!
Hendricks makes Gin.... Great stuff. Jimi's cousin and I often have a Hendricks martini.
What were we talking about?
He's a Jimi Hendrix tribute performer in San Antonio
All you need is a cord.
I certainly subscribe to the "each his own" philosophy but for me ....we should be musicians first guitarists second. In other words - play for the song people. If it only requires a good dry signal great, but if it requires other effects you may need to draw on pedals. They are tools just like photographers use filters and artists use different brushes and paints. The notion that the output isn't "pure" is silly.