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Re:gratuitous nostalgia was: re: Looping in prehistory
from Jaco's biography:
"As Jaco described the effect, "I've got an MXR Digital
Delay, which I put through one amp"
Doh!!!!!! I had remembered it, innacurately as an ADA when, of
course, it was an MXR delay.
I always have a problem remembering the names of those early digital
delays (MXR, Delta Labs, ADA, Korg, etc.)
They were all out of my price range and were state of the art in
their day (and thus, fairly
pricey by a beginning musicians' standards).
I can see that unit clearly though. with it's big blue
faceplate...............I think he was still using Acoustic amps,
Someone posted a long time ago that they saw me using that MXR rack
mount unit in Union Grove music about that time
using it's piddly but exciting short loop time with a microphone. I
was really into the music of the Ituri
Pygmies who used yodelling techniques and a cool technique where you
sing a note into a short piece of
closed off bamboo (or you can use a small old fashioned ink bottle,
as well) and sing a falsetto note
in between blowing on the bottles.
-> Alright, Rick!
I rember well lusting for the MXR as well after seeing WR and
"demoing" the hell out of it at a music store - it must have had like
three or four seconds of delay!? All I could afford was a Distortion+
though, and two days later a Boss CE-2 chorus and a Korg tape echo
(not a bad sound!).