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Old 12-06-2017, 02:01 PM
rockabilly69 rockabilly69 is offline
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I just can't see all the negative responses when it comes to using Delay or Reverb on an acoustic. It's all about space. The FX can be used so they are barely perceptable but fix the shortcomings that may come from just plugging a pickup straight into an amp to put back a little bit of air. A crutch you say???? Who says you can't play at a ridiculously high technical level and still use FX? I just don't understand that type of mindset.

That said, I just put a GREAT combination reverb/delay unit on my scaled back acoustic guitar pedal board. It's called the Delay Workstation by Robert Keeley. Great studio quality sonics, host of features, and easy to adjust on the fly. I love the tap tempo feature as I use a lot of beat timed delays....

https://robertkeeley.com/product/delay-workstation/

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Old 12-06-2017, 02:43 PM
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[QUOTE=rockabilly69;5559984]I just can't see all the negative responses when it comes to using Delay or Reverb on an acoustic. It's all about space. The FX can be used so they are barely perceptable but fix the shortcomings that may come from just plugging a pickup straight into an amp to put back a little bit of air. A crutch you say???? Who says you can't play at a ridiculously high technical level and still use FX? I just don't understand that type of mindset.

Keeley makes really fine stuff. I have his 30MS for doubling.

As far as all the negative responses go you have to remember that you're often dealing with people's romantic notions & tradition, especially here.

I didn't even mic the guitar on this track. We mic'd the Fishman Loudbox Performer, set the delay time at 1-o'clock, chorus on minimum. The 'distortion' you're hearing is me overdriving the top of my Flammang L-40 in open C tuning, playing very hard, and because I use a soundboard transducer only, the energy translates very smoothly.

There is no way to mistake this for an electric guitar.

This setting & attack would not work for any of my other compositions. It's all about serving the song.

https://soundcloud.com/user-676357162/rumble-strut

Same guitar on mic's & minimal ambience:

https://soundcloud.com/user-67635716...-oso-landslide

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Howard Emerson
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:17 PM
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Keeley makes really fine stuff. I have his 30MS for doubling.

As far as all the negative responses go you have to remember that you're often dealing with people's romantic notions & tradition, especially here.

I didn't even mic the guitar on this track. We mic'd the Fishman Loudbox Performer, set the delay time at 1-o'clock, chorus on minimum. The 'distortion' you're hearing is me overdriving the top of my Flammang L-40 in open C tuning, playing very hard, and because I use a soundboard transducer only, the energy translates very smoothly.

There is no way to mistake this for an electric guitar.

This setting & attack would not work for any of my other compositions. It's all about serving the song.

https://soundcloud.com/user-676357162/rumble-strut

Same guitar on mic's & minimal ambience:

https://soundcloud.com/user-67635716...-oso-landslide

Regards,
Howard Emerson
Great songs that prove my point! We would probably get along great if we ever met face to face Howard!

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Old 12-06-2017, 06:14 PM
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My delay is always on on my guitar. I adjust it higher and lower depending on the song and type of song. As others have mentioned, I use it to create space and I find it adds a lot to my sound. I use the T-Rex Replay box and I love its tiny size! I find that reverb can really muddy up the sound in certain rooms so I'm often using just delay.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:08 PM
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A fun trick I do sometimes when I run two channels instead of blending on my preamp is to set the delay to a really short time and feedback level but run it all the way wet on one channel. Widens the sound really nicely and isnít really a perceivable effect really.
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