From: Travis Hartnett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 3:34:02 PM
Subject: Re: distortion, overdrive,fuzz,crunch,special sauce, secret goo
Yeah, but you probably also can't play your articulate clean ideas with much heavier strings and higher action than you're currently using--does that mean that your current instrument setup (whatever it might be) is generating an illusion of technique? I don't think so.
Whatever tools make it easiest to produce your desired end result, by all means, use those, but the whole "make the young bucks play through a clean amp" thing doesn't make sense to me. Is anyone surprised when that sort of playing doesn't sound great through the wrong amp settings?
On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Krispen Hartung <email@example.com>
Yes, I understand where you are coming from, and they seem like valid points. Though the points I made still stand true to my own evolution as a guitarist. High gain generated an elusion of technicality that could not be re-produced with clean tone, regardless of who it touched, whether it was miced, or any of the separate skills required to play the electric with high gain (which I fully understand, having played the electric for almost 30 years). And I am sure I can sit down with 10 young bucks walking on the streat who play screamin' licks on the electric, and test my theory with a clean tone. /K