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Re: AW: elec gtr setup - to simplify
Although, in partial support of Rainer's comments, albeit controversial, I
have met and heard many pro players who aren't picky gear heads, and will
play through anything you give them and sound freakin' great. Their style
and caliber of playing transcends the gear. I'm quite certain that if you
gave John McLaughin a cheap $100 Crate guitar amp, he would still sound
John McLaughlin. The tone won't be the same, but he playing and style
be. John has played through Marshall stacks in the Mahavishnu days, Roland
JC amps, and even direct in the board via a processor...it's always sounds
like John, man (the scalloped frets don't hurt!). :) The pros don't
through the crappy gear becaus they don't have to. But if they did, they
would still shine.
> if that was true all the pros would be playing live with a crappy
> mass produced digital pocket size tube amp emulator and retiring their
> analog bulky stuff at home
> we want all those great sounds packed in an ipod but lets face it is
> gonna happen.
>> Rainer wrote:
>> "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
>> to the retirement home."