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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Digital Larry, Aug 21, 2019.
If you sing as bad as I do, no one will complain about your guitar sounding "muddy".
A tele with vintage wiring in the neck position, problem solved.
dude, you need to tell us what kind of music you are playing! How can we be expected to react without all the critical information? (BTW disclaimer: this is a joke!)
yeah yeah, I know.... these are some great suggestions by the way...
My music is best described as Americana influenced funk rock with subtle notes of Celtic reggae.
I forgot to mention:
a) I really need 3,000 presets
b) I would like to select them using Google Glass, or my Palm Pilot
c) I'd like a master function to put too much chorus on all of them at one time
I would recommend hypnosis. Create the illusion in your own mind that you are an artist and your noise is actually art. Then get one of these and embrace the suck:
Eventually people will start calling you the next Sonic Youth. (Or for the My Cousin Vinny enthusiasts, Sonic Utes.
The ute of today will love that this pedal has a feature that creates "unpredictable noise."
That a fine band name. Unpredictable Noise up on the marquee will really pull in the utes.
Back in "the day" Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airman had a singer named Billy C. Farlow. He would play acoustic guitars that had no strings, electric guitars that weren't plugged in and the like. I guess when you have Bill Kirchen in the band, you don't need the singer's guitar to be heard.
I don't know about subtle. I've heard tonewood knobs make a HUUUGE difference in the soundstage.
Man! I love that stuff!
Maybe one of these would do the trick....
I do this pretty well already without hypnosis. The only thing I can't really do effectively is to suppress my laughter when I'm doing it in front of people.
Try a directional cable plugged in the wrong way round?
Actually, at a gig one time I plugged into my pedal board in the wrong direction (guitar cable into the output jack of the last pedal, amp cable into the input jack of the first pedal). At least one of my pedals did not like this at all and no sound came out from the amp. My bandmates said I never sounded better! Until I eventually figured it out.
At another gig, no sound from my amp. After 15 minutes of checking everything in my signal chain, I found that a speaker wire had come disconnected from the connecter tab on the speaker, so I reconnected it. Things went downhill from there....
Great responses, but everyone's assuming you're talking about guitar. I suggest you simply take up the accordion and then you won't have a real audience to be concerned about. One verse of Beer Barrel Polka and there won't be anyone around to hear you!
(actually, I LOVE The Beer Barrel Polka. I have played it for audiences that were too introverted to get into the spirit of a gig, and it never fails to get people enthusiastic and get out on the dancefloor. But just go along with my joke, ok?)
Any Line 6 amp will do that.
Hmm. Ok, well what about dabbling in acid? Worked for Syd Barrett. Hard to get the giggles when you are basically reduced to a walking coma.
Get a dirty amp. Set it up dirty. Then get a full frequency dirtbox like the OCD and crank the gain on it. Make sure to reduce the mids & treble on the amp, roll off the tone knob on the pedal, and roll off your guitar's tone too.
Neck pickup suggestion + 1.
Have you considered screwing the pickups down (away from strings) a little bit?
During my brief tenure in a praise band, I made a point of playing the least loud.
Then again, OP's question may have been presented in jest.
Peace - Deeve
I know my deadpan delivery throws people off sometimes.