Take a break. Let’s rock!
I'm not talking about clothing-optional playing, I'm talking about stripping your signal-path down to its barest essentials. As a player striving to replicate a wide variety of sounds, my rig is pretty complex. So what happens when, perhaps just for a moment, I decide to put all of that aside? I'll tell you what happens…magic.
Jimi Hendrix was once quoted as saying that he didn't play the electric guitar, he played amps. The point being that the art of electic guitar and his unique sound were about more than just the wire-and-wood strapped to his body. While he says "amps" I really think of this as more like the entire signal-chain.
In this first article in a new series, we'll start exploring each stage of the signal-chain from your brain all the way back to your ears.
Oh man, I am beyond excited about this new project I’m working on. Coming later this summer is a new premium lesson, Class Dismissed! which focuses on the Van Halen “power shuffle” style in the vein of songs like Hot For Teacher, I’m the One and Ice Cream Man. There is so much good stuff in here that I almost don’t even know where to begin…