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Re: AW: elec gtr setup - to simplify

I like Krispin's take on the situation. Myself, I took yet another option: 
stop using effects, especially distortion. As a looper, I have been very 
inspired by what Zoe is doing on the cello, and it's made me look long and 
hard at what I've been doing/trying to do on the guitar. And there are 
others playing electric guitar and just going direct; Metheny and 
McLaughlin come immediately to mind. Plus, the older I get the less 
interested I am in distorion in any event.

The end result is that I'm no longer using effects at all (except for 
reverb on the mains), and I'm also considering dropping the whole MIDI 
guitar synth thing (although still considering the pros and cons of using 
the GR-300...while I think it's artistically valid, it's just more gear to 
hump). And I've been playing my acoustic more than I have in years, and 
discovering all it's secret noises for loop fodder.

Of course I'm not about to sell my hand-wired tube amps or the 
GR-300/G-505 or even the GK-20. For studio stuff I'll use anything in my 
bag. But I've got a bunch of other gadgetry that is due to go on eBay as 
soon as I get motivated.


--- On Tue, 8/26/08, Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill 
<rs@moinlabs.de> wrote:

> From: Rainer Thelonius Balthasar Straschill <rs@moinlabs.de>
> Subject: AW: elec gtr setup - to simplify
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 3:19 PM
> Krispen said (and I'm taking that one sentence which for
> me said it all): 
> > a subjective and non-factual statements).  I
> eventually 
> > realized that my preferences were not nearly as fine
> tuned 
> > and rigid as I had thought, and that over time I can
> get used 
> > to something different and eventually like it more.
> And, really, there's nothing more to say. Frankly,
> I'm getting tired of all
> that "I can feel the difference" talk. Either
> you're able to do it with a
> more compact setup, or you should embrace the thought that
> you better take
> yourself and your tube amp and stompbox setup to the
> retirement home.