Since my Korg MS2000 died some years ago I’ve lacked synth related knobs to twiddle – but no longer…
Sounds that I make
It occurred to me the other day to try a blindingly obvious modification to my Telecaster to put the volume pot somewhere a bit more reachable. Only a tiny bit of rewiring necessary to swap the pots and reverse the switch.
I’ve ended up drilling another hole since to move the volume nearer the tone and a bit more out of the way of energetic strumming.
I warmed up for the planned ludicrously complex pedalboard by wiring a small one tonight.
I used the power cables that came with the supply rather than make my own so it’s not as neat as could be and had to reverse the polarity for one pedal which has the handy side effect of saving the universe from alien foes.
It certainly seems capable of those classic 1970s rock guitar sounds. 1
- Your 70s may vary. ↩
More guitar synth, this time with overdubs.
Another guitar synth doodle from time spent getting a setup on the computer I can use quickly. Again as played (along to a port ambience) with sound changes by expression and sustain pedals only routed to the background sound not the mellotron flute.
Well there I was having a relaxing few moments guitar synthing and all of a sudden:
A submission to the Chords Of Orion Ambient Guitar Highlights series of video compilations. Probably should have practised a bit more before recording but why break the habit of a lifetime.
Contains nudity from the ankle down.
And the YouTube spiel to save clicking through.
Having seen the call to guitars from Chords Of Orion I’ve knocked out a tune for #AmbientGuitarHighlights.
As the series I’m attempting to appear in has been quite generous in the application of the Ambient tag the fact that I’ve overplayed a bit will hopefully not be my undoing.
This was going to be backing for E-bow and what not but in the end I rather liked it as it stood. For anyone who follows Bill’s channel the choice of UD Stomp to base the sound around will come as no surprise but everything else was added on a whim.
It may all look a bit serious which is due to not being entirely decided on the structure of the tune before setting off and trying to remember when to wiggle the controller and volume pedals.
I’m going to claim the fluffs were in fact on purpose as they tended to produce the most interesting delay effects.
This was not the first take.
Whilst having an effects sort out I put my 1986 line up back together (with the Moollon substituting for an Italian Crybaby that died long ago).
By the end of that year I’d decided it was far too much effort and didn’t use effects live again for two decades.