Can You Hear a Difference?

Can you hear a difference?

  • No, not at all.

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • Somewhat.

    Votes: 10 25.6%
  • Fairly distinct, but some are very close.

    Votes: 16 41.0%
  • All are quite distinct.

    Votes: 4 10.3%
  • Totally, absolutely, utterly chalk and cheese different, you idiot.

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • Silly boy, he’s using his phone.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Silly boy, you’re using your phone.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Where’s the turtle?

    Votes: 5 12.8%

  • Total voters
    39

TokyoPortrait

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Hi.

Just noticed this.

And, just for fun.

But it does remind me of many times where people, including myself, have mistaken one guitar for another. Or, underestimated the role of the amp. Et cetera.



Edit - seems between the time I watched it, wrote this and posted it, he took the video down. Still on in Instagram account though, which is where I found it. On my phone...



Pax/
Dean
 
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TokyoPortrait

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Hi.

Seems between the time I watched it, wrote this thread's opening post and posted it, Mr. Shull took the video down. I think it had only been up an hour or so.

It is though, still on in Instagram account. Maybe this link will work?



Pax/
Dean
 

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Were guitars EQ'ed individually or just plugged into the same amp with the same settings? Some of them sounded much less than ideal i.e muddy and dark, as though the EQ was set for the strat and that was it.
 

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Were guitars EQ'ed individually or just plugged into the same amp with the same settings? Some of them sounded much less than ideal i.e muddy and dark, as though the EQ was set for the strat and that was it.
I’ve always thought this is a problem with comparison when all settings the same. Every guitar/amp/pedal combination I use is dialed in differently to achieve a certain sound.
 

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Sounds like a Lynyrd Skynyrd riff that would be played with the Strat . So i guess That is what I hear with the Strat vs the others.
 
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These kinds of comparisons are just click bait.
I am willing to bet the same riff played on the same guitar 6 times will also sound different 🤷‍♂️
What is the point?
Hi.

True. To be fair though, it was originally just something he stuck on his instagram account, then posted and later removed from YouTube (I think that is the order of things).

His point? Well, I guess he is in the business of making money thorough guitar stuff. He's trying to make a living at something he loves. Which I find not too objectionable.

I generally don't begrudge a little bit of click bait-ness. I can cope with approx 25 seconds worth for entertainment. He's trying to build up something to be sustainable and, it seems, enjoyable for those involved. I don't find much of his stuff useful per se, but it can be generally informative and interesting in a fun way. He was the one that influenced me to finally pick a Filtertron style pickup when I was looking at modding my Tele a while ago. So, I'm grateful for that too.

It's the people who promise to teach me something I need to know right now, and it would take them say 5 mins to do so but they thread it through a 30 min video of ramblings, promises and sales pitches that get up my nose.

My point? Just some fun. And a reminder (for me) that I don't need a lot of guitars :)

Pax/
Dean
 

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I wasn't sure how accurate the recording would be but when wearing headphones I could hear the difference.
The guitar I wanted to like least (Gibson Firebird) ended up sounding the best to me.
 

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I can hear a little difference on each guitar , the casino being noticeably muddier . But as someone else stated with the gain cranked up that much they all tend to sound pretty similar. I think on a cleaner setting we would hear much more difference on each guitar . They are all quite different guitars , different pickups
 

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To me the Esquire was the first one to sound just slightly different and then the Casino of course.
With the proper EQ adjustment also the Casino could sound much closer to the rest of them.
Do the differences between this guitars matter to me? Not really, definitely not at higher gain settings and even less in a band mix.
 

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Hi.

People in the audience who came to hear your band play or buy your recordings will not notice any difference in sound.

Yeah. That reminds me of something a friend in the UK mentioned a wee while ago.

He’d gone out to see the band (popular 'guitar influencer') Chris Buck is in - Buck & Evans.

Like most of the audience, he’d gone to see the band. For the music as a whole and cos he quite likes Sally Anne Evans’ voice (incidentally, I work with a good friend of hers).

Anyway, he told me that at some point in the show, during a break between songs, Buck started to talk about his new fuzz pedal (or wah, or something). My friend said, apart from a handful of guitar acolytes at the front in front of Buck's rig, no one knew or cared what he was going on about. He said it was really strange for the majority of the audience. I got the impression from my friend it broke the vibe / mood.

So yeah, the audience doesn’t care. Not about that at lest.

Incidentally, although the songs (& the 'hey, I'm rocking out' presentation) don't do much for me, Evens does have a pretty good voice.






Pax/
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I could hear some difference between the takes, but not much. Was it because the guitar sounds differently? Maybe. Was it because of minute deviations between takes? Also likely.
I still think that the main difference between guitars is how it (makes you) feel(s). You can hardly hear the difference in scale length, but it will feel very different.

I can play metal en my telecaster, and country on my BC Rich. But if I put on the BC Rich I automatically take the metal stance, and that invites me to play more metal.
 

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Hi.

True. To be fair though, it was originally just something he stuck on his instagram account, then posted and later removed from YouTube (I think that is the order of things).

His point? Well, I guess he is in the business of making money thorough guitar stuff. He's trying to make a living at something he loves. Which I find not too objectionable.

I generally don't begrudge a little bit of click bait-ness. I can cope with approx 25 seconds worth for entertainment. He's trying to build up something to be sustainable and, it seems, enjoyable for those involved. I don't find much of his stuff useful per se, but it can be generally informative and interesting in a fun way. He was the one that influenced me to finally pick a Filtertron style pickup when I was looking at modding my Tele a while ago. So, I'm grateful for that too.

It's the people who promise to teach me something I need to know right now, and it would take them say 5 mins to do so but they thread it through a 30 min video of ramblings, promises and sales pitches that get up my nose.

My point? Just some fun. And a reminder (for me) that I don't need a lot of guitars :)

Pax/
Dean

I used to watch Rhett. Once I realized he has zero interest in interacting with anyone outside of his circle of friends on social media, that was it for me. I've posted questions on his vids for 9 months. In those 9 months, he's responded to about 8 or 10 comments TOTAL out of the thousands upon thousands of comments on his vids. That right there told me all I need to know. He doesn't give a **** about anyone except Rhett. That's why he won't answer any comment except one's from his buddies or another large youtuber. If it's from any of the thousands of normal people that watch his vids, he WILL NOT reply.

I got him to reply once after I bombed about 12 of his vids talking crap to him about this exact thing but that was it.

And 1 live stream Q&A every few months doesn't excuse the rest of that, either.

Then you see channels like Keith @ Five Watt World, who makes it a point to reply to every comment or at least acknowledge it with a like. I've talked to Keith personally, multiple times and he's a GREAT guy.

Hi.



Yeah. That reminds me of something a friend in the UK mentioned a wee while ago.

He’d gone out to see the band (popular 'guitar influencer') Chris Buck is in - Buck & Evans.

Like most of the audience, he’d gone to see the band. For the music as a whole and cos he quite likes Sally Anne Evans’ voice (incidentally, I work with a good friend of hers).

Anyway, he told me that at some point in the show, during a break between songs, Buck started to talk about his new fuzz pedal (or wah, or something). My friend said, apart from a handful of guitar acolytes at the front in front of Buck's rig, no one knew or cared what he was going on about. He said it was really strange for the majority of the audience. I got the impression from my friend it broke the vibe / mood.

So yeah, the audience doesn’t care. Not about that at lest.

Incidentally, although the songs (& the 'hey, I'm rocking out' presentation) don't do much for me, Evens does have a pretty good voice.






Pax/
Dean



Chris is a great player and all, but...


What's up with the hair?!? It's always in some weird, fluffed up man bun type thing. Sorta like in the vid?
 
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