Author Topic: It's not about the Gear...it's about the player.  (Read 483 times)

Offline wstagner

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It's not about the Gear...it's about the player.
« on: August 05, 2013, 09:54:15 am »
http://sizzlingguitarlicks.com/tone-on-a-budget#

I've bin sayin this 4 yeers and heer's a demo that prooves it.

That Music Go Round place in Columbus, OH is quite somethin.  I've never sawr 1 that nice.

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Re: It's not about the Gear...it's about the player.
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 08:24:15 am »
Totally agree Walt!

Although getting the elusive sound you want at home and then getting that sound (or something close) at a live gig- which often involves a lot of compromises!- are two different things...!

I think that for the last 30 years or so,  the availability of reasonably priced gear has enabled players to afford quite easily to get good sounds if they take some time to learn how to use  what they've got- which may not be stuff like genuine USA Les Pauls, Strats etc with a vintage Fender, Vox or Marshall amp...etc

These days a good copy guitar and a modern amp with modelling and effects built in will do the job OK, and won't send you broke or to the divorce court! :)  Used stuff is fine too- I have a few pawnshop purchases that are really good to play and sound great.

Whatever gear you use, if you don't do the work and learn and practice, it will make no difference anyway!

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Re: It's not about the Gear...it's about the player.
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 09:10:38 am »
Well-stated!
Nokie has always stated that he's been told that he could get "tone out of a board."

Whatever he plays always sounds like him.   ;D

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 06:09:40 pm »
Newbie here going thru the posts....

As for the gear...............I am reminded of a story of Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar...in between things...a gig, or a rehearsal...anyway... Sammy says to Eddie, "Hey, let me play your rig!"...and Eddie hands him his guitar. Sammy starts wacking at it and immediately turns to Eddie and say, "No man, put the settings back the way you had it."...Eddie returns with, "Those are the settings I was playing on."

Different hands, different tone.

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Re: It's not about the Gear...it's about the player.
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 05:56:42 am »

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Re: It's not about the Gear...it's about the player.
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 11:24:38 am »
It's about the hands. Not the gear !!!!!!!! 

Do you play your guitar like a gorilla peeling a banana, or do you play it like it's a fine piece of china. It's the fingers and the touch that make the sounds. Chet Atkins, Nokie Edwards, Brent Mason, Hank Marvin give them all a listen as they have many tunes posted and they're playing on different guitars. The sound may change based on the instrument or amp, but there is no denying who is playing the tune.

It's about the hands. Not the gear !!!!!!!!  Perhaps you need to change your approach to the instrument and go out and buy some fine china. Fine china has a resonance just like a musical instrument.

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