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Wonks wrote:And obviously we'd have to take all your money, house and other possessions away first to make you poor so that you could accept them.


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They can join Behringer and their keyboards.

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Re: Too many pedals.

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You just need to visit a guitarist forum such as The Fretboard. You'll find out very quickly that you don't have too many pedals, you actually have too few. You'll also discover that;

The pedals that you do have are 'wrong'
You don't have enough guitars
The guitars that you do have lack 'mojo'
You need better cables to join your pedals together
Your amplifier is wrong
You need a new guitar but you'll also need to change the pickups (without even trying the ones that are already in it)
After a week your new guitar will be wrong for you and you'll need to sell it (to save time, place the advert to sell the guitar before the guitar arrives).
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Re: Too many pedals.

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Music Wolf wrote:You just need to visit a guitarist forum such as The Fretboard. You'll find out very quickly that you don't have too many pedals, you actually have too few. You'll also discover that;

The pedals that you do have are 'wrong'
You don't have enough guitars
The guitars that you do have lack 'mojo'
You need better cables to join your pedals together
Your amplifier is wrong
You need a new guitar but you'll also need to change the pickups (without even trying the ones that are already in it)
After a week your new guitar will be wrong for you and you'll need to sell it (to save time, place the advert to sell the guitar before the guitar arrives).


That’s all so true, against what I’d like to believe!
Mind you, most guitarists I know have been happy with what they have, a friend has had his Les Paul since 1982, his new acoustic was bought for him about three years ago, by his wife, he’s happy with it.
He has "no" pedals, he has never used them, preferring to get the sound he needs by using his amplifiers, an old Mesa Boogy, a Pignose, and a JC120.
It doesn’t seem to matter, he sounds the same through all of them!
Another friend has had his Strat since I’ve known him, about 30 years, he has a big old Peavy amp, and a Zoom 9030.
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Re: Too many pedals.

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Arpangel wrote:He has "no" pedals, he has never used them, preferring to get the sound he needs by using his amplifiers, an old Mesa Boogy, a Pignose, and a JC120.
It doesn’t seem to matter, he sounds the same through all of them!


That clearly can't be true (for a certain definition of truth) but may go some way to explaining why to me, a guitar player, all synths sound the same :bouncy:
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Re: Too many pedals.

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I realised my pedal board is all wrong and actually what I need is a Kemper
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Re: Too many pedals.

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Seems Mr Spoons may have gone missing. He has not been heard from since posting the phrase “all synths sound the same”
The only suspects are every synth player who follows the SOS forums!
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Re: Too many pedals.

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Sam Spoons wrote:... but may go some way to explaining why to me, a guitar player, all synths sound the same :bouncy:


Surely you can tell the difference between the synths that go 'wooooosh' and 'wheeeee' and the synths than go "beep boop beep' or 'buzz buzz buzz phut' (though the last could also be a guitar with a dodgy jack socket)?
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Re: Too many pedals.

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The pedals that you do have are 'wrong'
You don't have enough guitars
The guitars that you do have lack 'mojo'
You need better cables to join your pedals together
Your amplifier is wrong
You need a new guitar but you'll also need to change the pickups (without even trying the ones that are already in it)
After a week your new guitar will be wrong for you and you'll need to sell it (to save time, place the advert to sell the guitar before the guitar arrives).


A guitarist mate of mine rejects that theory, he subscribes to “the ideal number of guitars is the number you’ve got, plus one more”, so no need to sell any, just buy one more to address the missing attributes. :lol:
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Re: Too many pedals.

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I don't use pedals for my synths. I use my laptop. Am I dirty?
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Re: Too many pedals.

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al_diablo wrote:I realised my pedal board is all wrong and actually what I need is a Kemper


Congratulations. You have attained a state of true enlightenment :bouncy:
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Re: Too many pedals.

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I've got a cheap 70s japanese jazz bass with a wonky neck, and a £100 strat I like to put through a Boss amp for its DI output. Perfect.

Don't get me started on flangers though. I used to have about 45 pedals and had a 75% clearout when I realised I had 8 flangers. Then I bought a few more. Back up to about 4 flangers now. That's OK, I can live with that.
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Re: Too many pedals.

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ManFromGlass wrote:Seems Mr Spoons may have gone missing. He has not been heard from since posting the phrase “all synths sound the same”
The only suspects are every synth player who follows the SOS forums!
' :shocked:


No they haven't got me yet, I did hear something that sounded suspiciously like a pitchfork rattling against the studio door but as I was playing my guitar at the time I wouldn't swear to it.

Wonks wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:... but may go some way to explaining why to me, a guitar player, all synths sound the same :bouncy:


Surely you can tell the difference between the synths that go 'wooooosh' and 'wheeeee' and the synths than go "beep boop beep' or 'buzz buzz buzz phut' (though the last could also be a guitar with a dodgy jack socket)?


I thought they all did that... My synth certainly does all those things but, unfortunately, can't seem to do anything that even vaguely resembles 'music' (at least not when I'm driving :blush: )
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Re: Too many pedals.

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Sam Spoons wrote:I thought they all did that... My synth certainly does all those things but, unfortunately, can't seem to do anything that even vaguely resembles 'music' (at least not when I'm driving :blush: )


Well, that's the problem. Clearly your ho^H^H driving it wrong.
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Re: Too many pedals.

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Folderol wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:I thought they all did that... My synth certainly does all those things but, unfortunately, can't seem to do anything that even vaguely resembles 'music' (at least not when I'm driving :blush: )


Well, that's the problem. Clearly your ho^H^H driving it wrong.


I have to admit the thought had crossed my mind :oops:
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