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Get your own sound.

Posted 2013-05-26T04:35:05.0Z by Dr.WuHoo1,250
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It is difficult to find electric guitar set ups that stand out, are unique to you and your sound. Developing "your" sound is paramount for a guitar player in my opinion. However when faced with the same gear options as everyone else, creating a sonic divide between you and the other dude is nearly impossible. The search can lead to endless purchasing of toys in attempts to find some combination of pedals and knobs that creates some sonic that is uniquely you. Not likely to happen.

I found that tearing down my gear and rebuilding it in unorthodox ways can sometimes create sounds that are cool but not familiar to the listener, memorable.


Here is a great vid/articlel about tweakin' the tele in one of my favorite guitar emagazines.


  • Nice video... Love to see those old boys talk about their scene!JP 2013-05-27T16:43:32.0Z
  • I love Bill Kirchen... Just discovered him about a year ago. it's cool to hear the car horn sounds on this video that he does in his Hot Rod Lincoln.Jeff E 2013-05-27T17:48:32.0Z

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Reply — Posted 2013-05-30T00:58:12.0Z
Jeff E13,506
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Some people are driven to find a unique sound through gear. Although I love different guitars and pedals and amps, I'm not really concerned with sounding different. I just want to sound like me for the most part.

When I speak I have a voice that's more or less unique, and I suppose I have a regional accent and dialect, and I have verbal habits or tics that would allow me friends to identify my speech even if my voice was altered. When I'm talking I don't spend alot of time thinking about that stuff, I think about the things I want to say... 

The analogy isn't perfect, but I tend to think along these lines I guess..


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