Is anybody else sick of this? (warning: rant content)...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Cap'nMayhem, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Cap'nMayhem

    Cap'nMayhem Member

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    ... It seems like every time I get to a thread where the OP asks a legitimate question, something to the effect of " what can you recommend that will get me tone ABC by guitarist XYZ?" Without fail at least one guy, we'll call him captain obvious, says that tone is in his fingers, and that's it. I don't mean the guys that feel the need to add that line after making a recommendation. That's fine, but if that's all you're going to input into the thread, then don't.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not disputing the fact that each person has their own tone due to their own techniques in fingering, picking style and other things that ARE in the hands. I've heard guys play through completely different rigs than on a recording and get very close. On the other hand I've heard the same guitarist get a different tone playing the same guitar part on the same guitar, through the same amp. However, I've also heard other guys get very close tonally to someone else's tone through both similar and dissimilar rigs. Do you think those guys stole someone's fingers? No! of course not so do we really need to have a Captain Obvious chime in with the same line every damn time?

    There is obviously more to tone than "just" fingers. So stop being a pain in the ass and make a gear suggestion!
     
  2. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    This discussion seems vaguely familiar. Have we already discussed tone is in the fingers vs. gear? Have we discussed the merits of people trying to control what other people post? Maybe I’m having déjà vu.
     
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    pain in the ass is in the fingers.
     
  4. RC2

    RC2 Silver Supporting Member

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    Every time I see someone post "The tone is in the fingers" I wounder why they're here on a gear forum and not over posting on the Finger Forum.
     
  5. Guitarded25

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    I'm particularly fond of when a person is searching for advice on only pedal "A" or pedal "B" and instead of offering advice on those two pedals people offer up pedal "C." I know they're trying to be helpful but that wasn't the question.

    Oh and I hate how the Timmy or Tim is somehow the answer to everyone's overdrive problems!!!....I have a Timmy and its not always the answer!!! Okay, I'm done ranting.
     
  6. Cap'nMayhem

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    They should totally start one.

    True, but if they're trying to achieve a particular goal that I feel is a better solution then I am guilty of this one myself.

    No pedal could be, no matter how cool it is.
     
  7. s360guitarist

    s360guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    I like the this-thread-is-over quote, The OP asks a question about an OD and the responder says, "Timmy, your welcome." or, "Klon, end of thread!"

    Don't be a douchecicle.
     
  8. Goodwood Audio

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    Except, if you ask the OP he'll say Red Snapper ;)
     
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    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    Or "nuff said".
     
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    Just give him the finger "I got your tone right here buddy".... :bitch
     
  11. Guitarded25

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    HAHAHA!!! Douchcicles!...that made me laugh. Now if there was just a dual pedal with a Timmy and Klon boost none of us would ever have to search for another pedal....nuff said!!
     
  12. Cap'nMayhem

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    Guilty. Actually, I pimp the Shut Up And Drive much more, but each pedal has certain things they do, I've just found that Menatone makes a pedal for most situations.
     
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    Could you imagine if Robben Ford were shopping for a new pedal and Alfonso Hermida told him, "Don't you know your tone is all in your fingers. Practice more...don't be a douchcicle!"
     
  14. BoyMambo

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    Without doubt a valid thread.

    I think that phrasing and note selection is in the fingers as a result of biomechanical actions instructed from the brain as a result of the cultural experiences and learnt responses, but tone is mostly in the instrument, amp, effects, picks, strings and chosen settings.

    :jo

    OMG I think I need a break from forums. Bye and have a happy holiday. :)
     
  15. fritferret

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    that is a bit annoying. tone is a combo of hands AND gear, and that's obvious. i mean, i don't know about you, but i need an amp to play electric guitar. and while i can play several amps while still sounding like me, i've bought nice expensive guitars and amps, not simply for their build quality. and, if someone is asking for help getting a certain tone say ford or SRV, the answer to their question isn't to go out and buy a big muff. so i think folks have to be charitable when answers gear questions like these.
     
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    Plus the 'nuff said.

    I agree 100%- Any one of those is pretty annoying. Can we get a Douchecicle icon and just reply with it whenever someone uses one of those phrases?

    "Hands down" gets old quick too.
     
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    Old Chinese proverb say.....

    He who have stinky finger have itchy ass.
     
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    'Hands down' got old long ago. I'm not rich enough to buy every pedal for a certain effect to say hands down 'this is it'.

    Gear matters > then what you run it into/with > then the fingers.. for me.
     
  19. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    sig worthy!!!
     
  20. macmax77

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    tone is in the ..... hehehehe
     

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