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General question about TGP'ers

What type of music do you play?

  • Blues

  • Classic Rock

  • Modern Rock

  • Country

  • Jazz

  • Metal

  • Other


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dirty145

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I often scour the threads on the effects threads for ideas on what the hot effects pedals are and what I should maybe check out. It seems to me that many members that post may be blues players or post their experiences on effects that suit that style of playing. I'm sure there is a diverse group on here, but a lot of love is given towards low gain/clean boost pedals. I'm interested to see what type of music you guys play. Feel free to comment on what pedals you use to achieve your overdrives/distortions as well as what type of music you use it for. Thanks for taking the poll and comments in advance.
 
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I don't really play a particular style, but I do prefer high gain 80s plexi tones and play heavy riffs so I voted 'metal'. To that end I bought pedals like the Amptweaker Tight Rock and Wampler Plextortion. Although I've stopped using pedals for distortion, I am still curious how much range a Dr Scientist 'The Elements' can cover in one pedal. If someone is willing, I wouldn't mind swapping my Plextortion for The Elements. :D

Generally when discussing distortion, I try mentioning the closest musical style in question so people know where I'm coming from.
 
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jellyroll

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I voted other. Country, rocknroll, psychedelic, pop, folk, blues, noise, postpunk, rockabilly, hillbilly are all influences of my band, but what emerges definitely qualifies as "other". We consider ourselves as much like Hank Williams as Velvet Underground, or as much like Woody Guthrie as Sonic Youth. Some Folks have called us the country Stooges!
 

Named

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I voted metal, though I may not be representative of a broader segment of the genre. I play black metal primarily, and some melodic traditional doom as well. I palm mute infrequently, and generally stay away from distortion pedals proper (excepting when I get the itch to whip out my MT-2 for some old school Swedeath rampaging).

I'm of the mind that if you're creative enough you can find application for most pedals within a given genre. I had a Honeybeest for a while that mangled what I was aiming for, but if I would have had the time and energy I know that running that thing through an octave down or perhaps using a bari guitar through it could have yeilded some amazing ambient drone stuff.
 

jason41224

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experimental/progressive. which in truth is "all of the above" :D

i do make it a point in sound to marry my favorite sounds from the 60s and 70s (fuzz, univibe, great overdrive/distortion sounds) to more modern musical contexts. i also use a lot of delays.
 

dirty145

Member
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356
Interesting responses so far and definitely surprising. A lot of votes for "other" which makes me think I left something out. For those choosing other, what genre are you referencing? Keep em coming.
 

AXXA

Silver Supporting Member
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I chose 'other'. Though my style is predominantly 'rock', it's heavily influenced by surf, and coming from a punk background, that comes out some too. QOTSA and all associated acts are also an influence. Still, my style would certainly qualify as a form of rock I believe. Just not quite classic or modern.

FWIW, I tend to assume most posters are playing some type rock and/or blues. Don't know if that's correct though.
 

The Kid

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5,428
Soul, Neo Soul, R&B, Reggae, Gospel, and Jazz. I occasionally sub on blues gigs too.
 

Ryan84

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I wish alternative rock was a choice because that sums up my style. But I picked modern rock being that it's close enough and I guess the same depending on who you ask.
 

Wolf_Daddy

Silver Supporting Member
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I voted 'other.' I dabble in classic rock and blues, but my playing ranges from motown/60's R&B to folk, alt. country and assorted indie music.

I feel there are many pedals out there that can cover a lot of range. I build all my own pedals now (saves money and I can have more of 'em), but those I tend to use a lot are my Klone along with my Les Lius & Honey Bee clones through a PRRI w/ a Tele. I find that subtle tweaks typically get me where I'm wanting to go, tonally.
 

jdel77

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I voted other. I'm into 90's alternative rock with a punk rock edge, with some delay-ish U2 stuff thrown over the top. And volume. Lots and lots of volume.
 

JeffOlson

Member
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Classical, as well as my own brand of finger-picked acoustic, as well as electric rock, blues, jazz, and finger-style... It's too hard to pin down.
 

Lolaviola

Silver Supporting Member
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I play what was used to be known as alternative, but really is a mixture of rock, avant, funk, folk and jazz. My style is definately blues based, but the vocabulary is extended. I probably owe every blues influence to Clapton, but really just to get going. I definately do not like watching blues bands in a bar, do not like low gain overdrives, or know any Joe Bonnermasa tunes, though!
 

ChampReverb

Gold Supporting Member
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Pedals are in my sig.

Electric folk rock in a 7 piece band with 5 people who sing. I mostly play clean and jangly twang with vibrato or tremolo and then pile on different dirt floors as needed.

Think Buddy and Julie Miller meet the Wailing Jennies.

--bEn r.
 

Jon C

Silver Supporting Member
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Your question presumes that we play only one type of music, which is certainly not true about me and most of my musical compadres. Even a casual review of typical gigs or jams covers blues, rock, swing, country, funk, R&B, &c. &c.

So I don't even know how to begin to answer your question, you almost need to have a multiple choice or a selection for "I don't restrict myself to one genre."
 

jet8425

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I chose modern rock, assuming that that denotes Indie/Electric Blues(White Stripesy stuff). But like many people I hop genres like a bunny on crack, so I just chose what BEST described my style.

Gear: Mexi Jazzmaster, AmDlx Strat, LP Standard> TU-3> Vexter SHO> TS808(for now...)> Coopersonic Valveslapper> Diamond Trem> CMatMods Analog Phaser> RE-20(also for now...)> Supernatural> AC30

EDIT: For the record, I love the idea of this thread because I have asked myself that same question many times. Lets keep this thread going!
 

(Something)

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Acoustic:
Folk (Dylan-esque)
Country (Hank Sr.-esque)
Folk-Rolk (Neil Young-esque)

Electric:
Psychedelic (Beatles-esque)
Jangle-Pop (Smiths-esque)
Post-Punk (u2-esque)

Rig:
SG, Ric 369-12, Ric 620, Casino

Diamond Comp, Lumpy's Lemon Drop, COT 50, Klon, TR-2, Fulltone TTE, Neo Ventilator, 2290

/13 RSA31 w/ 212 cab loaded with celestion blues
 




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