Some are. However, most of the guys I know that are in the trenches so to speak, the pros who are always working, seem to be far less obsessed. The guys that can tell you about the minute differences in vintage tubes, are usually playing in their basement. |
On Dec 20, 2008, at 10:43 AM, Krispen Hartung wrote:
No problem, man.
I wonder if piano players have these same sort of discussions? Or are guitarists just freaks of nature... :) Tone, tone, tone....
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Actually, I think we may agree. You could have just took that passage out of context. In my example, I realized that I could play with more "apparent" articulation and speed with high gain than playing clean (this was years ago, of course), which compelled me to work on my chops and techniqe playing clean. Now, I can play better in both scenarios. So, I do think that being able to express yourself quickly (when appropriate) both with clean and high gain is a more desired trait. It means you are more versatile, but more importantly not restricted when you play clean. Does that make sense? Both are good, but in my example, one did not translate into the other because with playing clean I did not have the benfit of gain, overtones, distortion, high sensitivity, etc smoothing over my articulation blemishes. So once you play fast and clean, you go back to playing fast and dirty, and you are that much a better player.
Yes, we agree completely. I skimmed this thread too quickly and didn't put the quote in its broader context. Sorry about that.