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#467476 - 03/14/19 01:33 AM Re: Don't lose that gig [Re: tony mads usa]
Nigel Offline
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As for playing too loud there are many electric guitarists who push the volume level up but it is not just to play loud music. Tube guitar amplifiers take on a different sound quality when they are driven hard. Playing loud produces a very different sound quality. It is not about the volume level. Nowadays there is more development of smaller tube amplifiers to try and get that sound at lower volume levels.

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#467477 - 03/14/19 02:52 AM Re: Don't lose that gig [Re: Nigel]
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Whenever my band played R&R we put the volume up. Without the volume, and some distortion it was not rock.

A salesman from Gibson guitars brought a prototype of the first distortion pedal. When I asked him what is it supposed to do, he said it gives the effect of a broken speaker. Since I had ben trying to get a stronger clearer sound, I thought he was crazy.

John C.
Nigel, I thought that a distorted guitar sounded very much like a violin through a small amp. ?????

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#467479 - 03/14/19 05:36 AM Re: Don't lose that gig [Re: bruno123]
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I have a box of these at the ready (Orange) for anything too loud including music, snoring, concerts, stadiums, race track,
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#467502 - 03/15/19 01:39 AM Re: Don't lose that gig [Re: bruno123]
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Originally Posted By bruno123
Whenever my band played R&R we put the volume up. Without the volume, and some distortion it was not rock.

A salesman from Gibson guitars brought a prototype of the first distortion pedal. When I asked him what is it supposed to do, he said it gives the effect of a broken speaker. Since I had ben trying to get a stronger clearer sound, I thought he was crazy.

John C.
Nigel, I thought that a distorted guitar sounded very much like a violin through a small amp. ?????


He was crazy. A distorted guitar is nothing like a broken speaker. He didn't have a clue. Tube distortion is totally different. Nothing to do with broken speakers. He obviously wasn't a guitarist. And it is nothing like a violin through a small amp. Only a non guitar player would say that.

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#467505 - 03/15/19 05:25 AM Re: Don't lose that gig [Re: Nigel]
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Or possibly a guitarist who has spent his life playing D’Angelico and D’Aquesto guitars. A different type of music.

The remark, “sound like a broken speaker” was on the very beginning of a distortion guitar sound, few had ever heard the sound of a distortion guitar. At that time a Fender was looked upon as a toy guitar.

Nigel, these remarks were made many, many years ago. I own three distortion pedals and a compression and a delay pedal – times have changed.
John C.

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#467522 - 03/15/19 02:32 PM Re: Don't lose that gig [Re: Dnj]
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HEY! Maybe we can play "SORRY?"
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