Well here's a long story about all that. I used to host a website Famous Sounds. I started cataloging various artists and the keys. synths and settings they used from the 50's through the mid 70's It was incredibly dry work trying to find out the "as played on the record" which can be quite different from live of live videos. It was a labor of love and no one ever visited or commented.codec_spurt wrote: ↑Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:54 pmtapper mike wrote: ↑Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:06 amThe older I get the less I try to do anything with effects. It's just straight into the amp. I like that. I have an amp setting that works for mean and I leave it. I like just picking up the guitar and playing rather then fiddle with knobs. The only thing I use is the reverb that's on the amp.The Noodlist wrote: ↑Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:11 amA compressor at the end of a pedal chain might help, I found a little goes a long way.tapper mike wrote: ↑Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:00 pmAs mentioned earlier I"m picking up an Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor Pro II.
I'm already thinking about swapping out the Alnico 2 pups with ceramic humbuckers. I'm afraid the alnico pups won't have enough punch. But that will have to wait at least 6 months after I pick up the guitar.
Been using a Landlord FX A Cheeky Pint Compressor Pedal to good effect. I find ceramic pups seem to have more of a compressed sound, I compress the Alnico to pull things together.
I'm holding back the old brain CPU cycles as well these days until I really need them. My Fender Mustang has about 2/3 settings on it that I know will work with most of my guitars. I did spend a while making up presets, but I lost them. And I haven't updated the firmware since the amp was released (v1).
And I'm happy with that. It gives some kind of reference point at least.
I'll be picking up my two new Zoom Multi-Stomp pedals soon that have been delivered. I must admit, I'm looking forward to plugging those in. But then again, a few people say they need a bit of work to make the most out of them. Ah well, if it's worth the effort, maybe I'll dedicate a few of those rare CPU brain cycles to it. If not...
Then I did the same thing for guitarists from the 40's through the 80's Famous Rigs if you will again "as recorded" as many would swap out rigs later on. I'd try to get a handle on not just the tools they used but the settings as well. This was killed by Line 6 they had a separate area (can't find now) with every rig everyone ever had and maps so anyone with a decent current multi effects processor (not just theirs) could recreate the tones. So that little project died on the vine.
A few years back I decided I wanted to busk again. I didn't have enough jazz fingerstyle songs under my belt so I figured I'd just play classic rock stuff I new from the 60's to the 80's. I needed a multi effect pedal which operated on a battery and was sturdy (my pandora mini just wouldn't work) I picked up a zoom G1Xon. Yes it does run on a battery or usb.
The problem was.... the usb is simply for power or firmware updates.
There are no famous rigs like Helix included. So armed with some memory and ... https://guitarpatches.com/patches.php?u ... rt=&page=1
I began to program my G1zon manually using pages and cursors. It's a pain. It takes forever. The user provided patches are often far from the truth. After two summers I was done with busking in the park.
These days I have zero time for programming anything. I'll work 13 days in a row with at least two doubles if not three. All my other stuff (linnstrument / bitwig / Korg Krome) May get touched in two weeks. With that small section of time. I make myself play jazz standard in my own fingerstyle plus tapping method while I work out an arrangement of my own for standards I haven't done. Arranging is very demanding. What used to take a few days sometimes takes two weeks now. Playing the standards is also important to me as... I keep on forgetting them even if I've played them for over a decade or more.