PROs delay

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  1. Vishnu

    Vishnu Member

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    i have seen some fine guitarists live in my day....Akkerman,Mclaughlin,Page Santana,J Beck....seen some great ones on the TV/net, May,Moore and loads of others.......all have nice tone and some of them use delay as a FEATURE for short spells

    here is my point, NONE of them appear to use delay for solos....JBeck has a reverb sound in his live concerts,Santana uses it for that silly chromatic trick but not for general soloing.if these greats use delays in their solos i can't hear it!i am talking a GENERAL delay sound for all or most solos

    watched another fine guitarist here on TGP the other day JOE B. he has about 350ms delay with 5 repeats , so obvious to the listener.
    what's going on ? do the guys i have mentioned above use delay but in a more subtle manner?

    most pros,not all of course,seem to avoid that obvious CLICK CLICK.... repeats like the plague,live and on record...any thoughts?
     
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    Delay is to the 2010's as chorus was to the 1980's.
     
  3. Vishnu

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    i was thinking of all those 70s beautiful tones.......i know what i would rather listen to....oh man,i'm gettin' old
     
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    steve hillage soloed with an echoplex on, pretty much always...


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  5. Vishnu

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    there's a name i hivnae heard in a while
     
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    please let's not turn this post into an exception to the rule type thing..... "but Dave Gilmour uses it all the time......."

    in GENERAL he said
     
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    bump p p p p p p p p for the evening shift :)
     
  8. david(j)

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    i somewhat agree here.

    it's easy to overuse it, too, just like 80s chorus...

    i do love it, but it's definitely not something i use all the time...
     
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    Not to mention a phaser pretty much always too. Thanks you made me put on Live Herald. :bong
     
  10. rickenbackerkid

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    You're right, I lot of the 'old school' guitar guys don't us much delay. But it's been in vogue since the echoplex, and I think it will in for years yet.

    What is new is the bright tone of delays these days - back in the day it was a warm analogue or more likely a warm compressed tape echo. That sort of delay merges into your playing much better - less of the click click vibe goin' on.

    Personally, I like one of each. I have the TimeFactor for the modern stuff, and a Line6 Echo Park set to analogue for the old school stuff. I'd love to replace the line6 with a EHX Memory Man.
     
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    but jeff beck has his delay on most of the time since the 80's, albeit softly...


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