Renowned guitarist who don't use effects

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boswell wrote:I suppose what you are expecting now is for me to stoop down to your level and begin calling you names?
Damn! I've just called you a 'twatface' on another thread, boswell!
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I certainly couldn't lower myself to your level! :wink:
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boswell wrote:I certainly couldn't lower myself to your level! :wink:
I feel quite ashamed of myself!
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Self flagellate yourself!
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boswell wrote:Self flagellate yourself!
Some might think I've joined a 'Roman cult' if I do that :wink: Best not, eh?

Anyway... Could it be that many guitarists don't think of a touch of reverb, delay or compression as 'using FX'? Perhaps they think of pitch shifters or chorus/flanging/phasing etc as effects proper?
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Ah, now surely that's the problem. One man's fx is another man's 'atmosphere' or 'spaceyness'....self flagellation indeed. :roll:
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Big Bad Bill wrote:
boswell wrote:Self flagellate yourself!
Some might think I've joined a 'Roman cult' if I do that :wink: Best not, eh?

Anyway... Could it be that many guitarists don't think of a touch of reverb, delay or compression as 'using FX'? Perhaps they think of pitch shifters or chorus/flanging/phasing etc as effects proper?
I think you have a point, bit like people who sneer about recreational drug users yet they drink coffee, alcohol and smoke tobacco.

Self flagellation is also probably classed as both drug and an effect.
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Could be expressing what you can not acchieve? your reply to the topic is too crass for thee 8) Virtuostic abilities of Steve Vai, ok, ya it's an open forum, doesnt make you safe w/ technical questions.
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Well, I can't think of a more appropriate time for this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZuwFqI2EIE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Thats the Bollocks The Edge doesn't use effects.......he said so in an interview! :wink:
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Obsidious wrote:Well, I can't think of a more appropriate time for this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZuwFqI2EIE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
hahahah, too bad I didn't think that one myself.. Cheers mate ! :D
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Last weekend I meet the mythical old man Alvin Lee :guitar
During our conversation, don't know why I remembered this thread, so I have asked him if he uses effects and he said NO, it's only Rock'n'Roll :guitar Rock Like a Man :peace
Late at the concert I saw him using the harmonica like a slide and with the always does, passing the microphone suport on the fret...

So, does it counts as an effect? :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: Seraphim :mrgreen:
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No but changing your name from Graham Barnes is affected. :wink:
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boswell wrote:No but changing your name from Graham Barnes is affected. :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yeah, that's right :P
You know that he brought here all his family??? Yeah, son, brother, , brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, etc etc etc :mrgreen:
I was tempted to ask if the Barnes clã were all there :mrgreen: But I don't dare to ask :wink:

:mrgreen: Seraphim :mrgreen:
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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN!

I know, in the 80's he used to use a lot of effects... and still nowadays he uses a little delay here and there... but most of time he runs his guitar completely dry through the Marshall and a boost pedal, live and in studio. :)
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