Effects etiquette

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Hecube, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Hecube

    Hecube Senior Member

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    Should anyone be allowed to use any kind of effects in any song at any time? What do you do when you have a tweaker who insists on using anything and everything on every song?
     
  2. wyatt

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    There was an oft-quoted rule of thumb about wah, "use it any more than once per set and it becomes a gimmick." Too much of anything starts to make it stand out like a sore throat and over-power the song.
     
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    tapeup Butterscotch Supt. Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hmmm....maybe you insist on not playing with them until they learn to tastefully use effects for exactly that, an 'effect', not for an entire set, or song even. That's tough. Best of luck on however you handle it. Cheers.
     
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    I'm not sure this counts, but: guys that play EVERYTHING on the lead channel with every knob maxed. (I was just watching Peavey 6505+ demos on Youtube, it was sad.)
     
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    Now listen Bono, that's just the way he plays, and he's been in the band since the beginning, he writes a lot of the songs too, so you'll just have to leave him be OK? You don't hear him telling you to take off you dumb bug glasses now do you?












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  6. americananalog

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    Unless you're an absolute master of that gimmick with a highly nuanced sense of precision and control over it.
    Guitar picks were once thought of as an "effect".
     
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    LOL. Good stuff.
     
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    I lol'd. Even my wife laughed when she asked what I was laughing at... :)
     
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    :rimshot LOL. Perfect!
     
  10. jacobhf

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    whatever works best for the song.
     
  11. catalinbread

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    lolz!
     
  12. zachman

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    If it's their song, if they're the producer, the artist or the guy writing the checks... Yes.

    If not-- Nope
     
  13. Guitar Goober

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    :rotflmaoVery good!
     
  14. SteveO

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    Plug straight into the amp and mop the floor with him!
     
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    One name that comes to mind is some guy named Robin Trower. Played every song with a univibe and a wah.

    Boy, what was he thinking? ;)


    *disclaimer - Robin Trower's tone is one of my all time faves.*
     
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  16. Wolf Child

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    Well, if it were at my house, I'd run the microwave and the toaster at the same time and blow a circuit.

    That'd show 'em.
     
  17. deeohgee

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    There once was a time when amplification was considered a gimmick.
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    They still are, aren't they?

    What's wrong with gimmicks?
     
  19. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    "allowed?"



    what the hell? that word has no place in the world of music.
     
  20. muffinman

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    I find it admirable that someone adheres to the habit of using every effect as fast as possible every song; that's yust hees style, you know? Like when I tell my bassist the riff is F# Phrygian and he insists on noodling in G# Dorian and I give him the biz and he says hey, that's my style and I says yeah well your style is sucking hard right now.
     

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