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Grumbum 05-19-2015 06:33 PM

What kind of fx do you guys use?
 
I've been listening to a bit of Michael Hedges again and there is something about his sound...I'm not sure if it is all just his acoustic, it sounds very airy.

So I messed around with some fx, but couldn't really get a nice sound besides a little reverb. I'm wondering what you guys like to use for your tone.

skiltrip 05-19-2015 06:37 PM

A little chorus (very little) can be nice. Reverb, preferably room type reverb. A little delay if I'm going for something "out there" which is almost never.


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jpbat 05-19-2015 07:31 PM

Tremolo. Always. Almost inaudible.
Maybe a tad of reverb, but not always.

If I have to play at high volume, I'll put a compressor in the chain. It helps.

Woodstock School Of Music 05-19-2015 07:35 PM

Sometimes dry, sometimes a little verb or echo and lately I've been having fun occasionanlly adding just a little grit with a distortion pedal

Glennwillow 05-19-2015 08:04 PM

If we are talking about effects on voice and acoustic guitar, I do use a slight amount of compression during recording to make sure that I never overload the preamps on a digital recorder. And I sometimes use a small amount of reverb during mixdown. On electric guitars it's a different story.

- Glenn

duluthdan 05-19-2015 08:57 PM

I like a teeny weeny bit of delay, and a touch of reverb.

Kalani 05-20-2015 01:00 AM

For years while playing live I've only used reverb on my guitar but recently I've been favoring a bit of delay instead. It seems to give me some desired space but I can still hear my guitar clearly and upfront. Reverb seems to put my guitar further in the background and muddy up the sound a bit. Still debating though.

ocarolan 05-20-2015 01:59 AM

My fingers and the room.

Keith

teleamp 05-20-2015 06:23 AM

Palm muting, various types of attack, no pedals...

MrMartyr 05-20-2015 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skiltrip (Post 4499161)
A little chorus (very little) can be nice. Reverb, preferably room type reverb. A little delay if I'm going for something "out there" which is almost never.


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I agree with this. A little goes a long way. Condenser microphones are great at capturing the sound of an acoustic guitar...but they often fail to capture the sound of the space that the guitar is being played in. Sometimes they need a little hint of chorus and/or reverb to sound lively on the recording.

zabdart 05-20-2015 08:01 AM

If you think you need effects on your acoustic guitar, you're doing it WRONG!

Gypsyblue 05-20-2015 08:33 AM

I sometimes use an Electro Harmonics Memory Man Deluxe analog delay like the Edge used. But only occasionally. Sounds cool when I play slide on my Seagull with the Baggs M1 pickup.

With my Stratocasters I'll often use a Klon (or Klon clone) into my old non-master volume Fender amps for overdrive. It's my favorite pedal for beefing up the tone of a Strat. Jeff Beck also uses one.

I have some chorus pedals too (Boss, TC and Danelectro) but I rarely use them.

Also have a TC Hall of Fame reverb pedal but again, I rarely use it.

keith g 05-20-2015 10:23 AM

If I'm plugged in, any pedal is fair game to get the sound I'm after. Anything from a hint of reverb to a Big Muff, and everything in between.

Guest4562 05-20-2015 10:30 AM

A touch of reverb.

Guest 728 05-20-2015 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duluthdan (Post 4499359)
I like a teeny weeny bit of delay, and a touch of reverb.

Same here. I'm not a fan of chorus, but I've heard others use it to good effect.


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