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

Wooly Fox

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Saw this on YouTube before it was taken down. Was able to listen through the home theater speakers so easier to get into the difference.

Strat was the thinnest to my ear. The LP and Esquire didn't sound too different being bridge pickups and bright. Didn't like the Novo. The Casino was the mellowest, least attack but then it is a hollow body. The Firebird has it own sound, clarity still there and more girth than the Strat.

I still want a Firebird but weighing less than 8 lbs. May get that Kauer Banshee with the P90s Andertons has on sale or get one made with Lollar Firebird equivalent pickups.
 

Wound_Up

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Here's the youtube link



Saw this on YouTube before it was taken down. Was able to listen through the home theater speakers so easier to get into the difference.

Strat was the thinnest to my ear. The LP and Esquire didn't sound too different being bridge pickups and bright. Didn't like the Novo. The Casino was the mellowest, least attack but then it is a hollow body. The Firebird has it own sound, clarity still there and more girth than the Strat.

I still want a Firebird but weighing less than 8 lbs. May get that Kauer Banshee with the P90s Andertons has on sale or get one made with Lollar Firebird equivalent pickups.

Its still on YouTube. <shrug>

He probably posted it as a regular vid at first and then as a Short. It's on his channel currently as a Short.
 

TokyoPortrait

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Its still on YouTube. <shrug>

He probably posted it as a regular vid at first and then as a Short. It's on his channel currently as a Short.
Hi.

I’m not sure what a “Short” is. But he originally put it up, and about an hour later, just after I posted, he took it down. Then it reappeared later. Not sure, but seems to be the same clip(?). Not that it really matters.

Pax/
Dean
 

VonBonfire

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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.
What did you expect from typical stares-at-my-hands-guitar-man-but-can't-sing guy? He's busy entertaining himself and that's his focus. LIke most guitar nerds he forgot vocals is a thing and so he's just another sideman, chops aside. He's not going to be deeply engaging the audience unless they can talk pedals and guitar tone.

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.
A) he doesn't owe you a reply

B) it would take hours and hours to reply to every comment, pretty sure the vids are secondary in his career path

C) There isn't that much special about Rhett Shill anyways
 

Larry F

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Listening with headphones, I discerned no difference in the time domain. But in the frequency domain, each is different. They sound like one guitar using different EQ settings.

I wonder if my perceptions would be altered if each riff was separated by n seconds of silence. The further they are apart in time, the less noticeable their differences are. I think this is a general psychoacoustical finding for acoustic events.

If I had more time left on this earth, I would download the audio, and create multiple copies of each sound. Then I'd select one track and note if it is same or different than one of the copies. I'd also look at different degrees of silence between the original and one of the copies.

Presentation is everything.
 

loopfinding

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What did you expect from typical stares-at-my-hands-guitar-man-but-can't-sing guy? He's busy entertaining himself and that's his focus. LIke most guitar nerds he forgot vocals is a thing and so he's just another sideman, chops aside. He's not going to be deeply engaging the audience unless they can talk pedals and guitar tone.

Wait what? People listen to instrumental music, and guys who stare at their hands...

Talking about your pedals to the audience unless it’s a joke about them is just a faux pas regardless of who the audience is (I don't want to hear that nonsense at a show either). He probably just assumes his audience are his YouTube followers.
 

VonBonfire

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Wait what? People listen to instrumental music, and guys who stare at their hands...

Talking about your pedals to the audience unless it’s a joke about them is just a faux pas regardless of who the audience is (I don't want to hear that nonsense at a show either). He probably just assumes his audience are his YouTube followers.
Of course they listen to guys that stare at their hands. My point is the guitar player staring at his hands the whole gig is accordingly out of touch with the audience who he a) wrongly assumes are fellow guitar players/following him on youtube and b)also wrongly assumes even give a crap about his axe/amp/pedals at all. Hence his "I gotta new fuzz pedal" talk that lost the audience. If he was in touch he'd recognize no one cares.

I've done five or six hundred gigs in the last five or six years and maybe a couple dozen times someone asked about gear, usually "how old is that guitar?" cause it's an ES that's been through five or six hundred gigs and is starting to look like something grandpa handed down to me.
 

mjcyates

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I thought the Casino and Novo sounded noticeably different than the rest of the pack. The others, some minor differences but basically the same tone.
 

Larry F

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There was too much dirt for the guitars to reveal their true characteristics.
I've long believed that pedals in general strip away various characteristics of the guitar. But this can be an artistically interesting and beneficial thing. It's the end result that counts.

But you are totally right about this.
 




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