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Why we really need pedals . . .

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by nvilletele, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. RCinMempho

    RCinMempho Friend of Leo's

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    Radio.

    The reason we have effects pedals is radio.

    The use of certain "sounds" to sell records, and "new sounds" to push new records started all of this.
     
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    Grandkids love them, cool colors, knobs to turn, and you can stack them like blocks:p
     
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    Got to make those hit songs sound like they do on the radio, or at least in the ballpark
     
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    I have always wondered about this track....


    edit: This isn't me attacked Perry. E.V.A. is a solid banger that I will never tire of.
     
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    To be fair there is only one way to get some sounds, such as Phase, flange, and chorus. As far as i know very few amps have those kinds of things built in.
     
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    You do know that country, blues and folk music have a fair amount of pedals in them for the most part right? Phasers, Flangers, Fuzzes, Overdrives, Choruses, and Delays are not all that uncommon in any of those genres. As a matter of fact I could probably name several artists right off the bat in country and blues that have a fair amount of pedals in their gigging rigs.
     
  7. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    Sure - when I hear "Phaser" I think of David Gilmour AND Waylon. And a complete country rig almost requires slapback. Still it's true that "guitar+cable+amp" is a doable proposition in country, blues and rock'n'roll, much less in more psychedelic genres. I think that this is what he meant.
     
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    High frequency EQ and Sustainer here
     
  9. AngelStrummer

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    Pedals are cool, man.
     
  10. Henley

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    yes....turn off all that crap, go clean... and just use chorus. :p
     
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    *Although some of us buy far too many rucksacs instead.
     
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    "Need" may be too strong a word. I get them because they are fun and fairly cheap.
    And easy to sneak in.
     
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    "big muff"...love the things they call em...last big muff i saw would have many men running for cover...sure she had teeth in it....bike frames....ford transit rear axles...the lot....rope round ankle with the side of an old wire rope reel tied to other end was the answer
     
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    Just be careful with the delay, slap back is not what you want here
     
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    I've played electric guitar for just over ten years. For the previous 30, it was only acoustic, and there were no effects.

    When I got into the electric, I felt that I needed to have reverb. All. Of. The. Time. I went through several amps over that period, Peavy, Mesa, Fender, Swart, Mesa, Fender, Swart, and of the last three, they all had reverb, and the Fenders and the Swart also had tube driven tremolo (which I hardly ever used).

    Fast forward to getting a 57 Custom Deluxe, and the need to have reverb or anything else is gone. The tone is enough. Guitar, plugged straight in. Sublime. I love my PR, snd generally leave the reverb on, relatively low, but I'll likely never put a pedal between my guitar and the 57.
     
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    This is correct. I also gig in my acoustic duo with reverb. All. Of. The. Time.
     
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    A cranked muff fixes everything
     
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    No righteous Country artist would ever use something like a phaser
     
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    Anything into a cranked muff becomes the cranked muff. This is not necessarily bad.
     
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