You know, what comes out of the amp all by itself ain't bad. Too bad not many people agree.
It's true. One thing I noticed from Get Back: they're on that rooftop plugging straight into Twins and sound great; sound iconic. Sound like the sound of my youth. Sound like... victory)
Me, straight into a Twin with no echo? I'm miserable.
Wes Montgomery? Echo? I don't think so.
What can I say? I'm a midget lost in the footsteps of giants.
(But I really love echo...))
Echo and reverb are the "secret sauce" for an enjoyable electric guitar tone. I'll take a properly wet sound over a completely dry amp any and every time.