~•~ Tabula Rasa ~•~

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Non-Digital Tom, Mar 8, 2006.


  1. Non-Digital Tom

    Non-Digital Tom Member

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    I have several guitars and amps, but whenever I'm trying new pedals and I want to hear what they really sound like, I always head straight for my Blackface Princeton Reverb with my Tele. This is the perfect canvas for me to hear colors. Because my ear is so accustomed to this sound, it's become my "blank slate" and I can hear the true measure of anything I add to it. I have other guitars and amps that I love just as well, but this is the set up I use to audition pedals when I'm really trying to hear what's going on.

    I'm wondering if anyone else has their own Tabula Rasa scenario.
     
  2. gururyan

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    I pull out my old, trusty Epiphone Sorrento (P90 thin hollowbody). The amp for some reason isn't as important to me, that guitar fits me like a glove and responds to me very well...I can really get the feel for a pedal with it.
     
  3. starfish

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    1961 Jazzmaster into 1963 AC-30 treble with added top boost. Blank slate. Though you could argue adding anything to this combination is pure madness. Muhahahaha....
     
  4. Ed Rembold

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    89 HM strat w/BL460XL > 71 SFTR


    Thanks, Ed R.
     
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    Ed,

    Didn't see that guitar on the Echo Czar clips. Is that you playing on those and what is that nice LP?
     
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    Warmoth Tele w/HD Z-90s into my trusty '63 Gibson GA-19RVT Falcon. You first have to have a great base clean tone to truly evaluate what a pedal is capable of, IMO...
     
  7. Ed Rembold

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    Spencer Smith is playing his Epi LP or Jag Master in all the "new" clips.

    Tom asked about "blank slate" guitar/amp combos
    I posted mine.

    Thanks, Ed R.
     
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    Hiwatt Custom 100.
     
  9. gitpicker

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    My double-cutaway LP equipped with stock Gibson P90's into my 1965 Super Reverb - sounds killer to begin with, it takes a good pedal to improve the tone!:RoCkIn
     
  10. Don Rusk

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    Right Strat or Tele into Prince is always first....

    but Ive also learned not to judge a pedal until its gone thru some different speakers and pickups too.....

    lots of EQ and compression differences between just t hose variables.....

    so I have a Jensen in a Deluxe Reverb and a Greenback in a PRinceton for comparisons now.....
     

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