Re: [Harp-L] Effects for Harp
My band does a version of the song "Thursday" by the band Morphine and I use
it as a tasty filler behind the guitar between verses.
We also do a version of "Still a Fool" by Muddy that is more along the lines
of how Robin Trower might do it if he had put it on the "Bridge of Sighs"
album. We put a very slow, throbbing, deep and distant vibe to it. Thick and
trancy. I use a really long reverb (a brown Boss digital reverb pedal) mixed
with chorus (Boss Super Chorus pedal) to do a simple, long-drawn, three note
solo. The tone modulation the chorus adds during long drawn notes fits
perfectly with that "Trower" stoner sound. I only use either effect to such
exaggerated levels sparingly so as to maximize the effect it has on the
audience/song.... otherwise it becomes (in my opinion) trite.
Other than a delay pedal, which I keep on with just a touch to fatten tone,
the chorus and reverb are the only effects I use. The delay stays on for the
whole show (except for country songs which I play clean) and gets shut off
for "Thursday " and "Still a Fool".
FYI: I run everything through a Harp Commander III and a BBE Sonic Maximizer
through the house PA.
On 11/11/08, glenlabb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <glenlabb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I have just bought a Digitech 200 pedal
> Hey Rick:
> Is this pedal listed as a DigiTech BP200 Bass Modeling Processor or is
> there another designation?
> -------------- Original message from "hazcon" <hazcon@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> > I have just bought a Digitech 200 pedal and after my initial
> > that it didn't make me sound like.............,I have been having a ball
> > dialing in some weird and wonderful sounds.
> > It's quite amazing to hear what a note blown on the harp can
> > be made to sound like.I had a perfect trumpet at one stage(course never
> > wrote down what I was doing so that patch has gone)
> > Anyway out of all the effects/amp simulations etc I have
> > pretty well settled on one that to my ears would be perfect for how I
> > to play
> > a hard/crunch type blues.None of the traditionalists would probably like
> > but that is not the question here.
> > CHORUS! Just a touch seems to add that touch of
> > gravy,thickener,call it what you will ,that we all crave in amped blues
> > harp.And, just a touch is the key thing.
> > Am I the only one who thinks this?I mean a lot of the modern blues(y)
> > masters seem to use a million pedals but,as far as I know none use chorus
> > effect.
> > Am I alone?
> > Love to hear your thoughts ,if any, on this particular effect.( Tiresome
> > disclaimer: I know acoustic tone is first but hey I am just talking fun
> > here)
> > So does anyone use a Chorus effect on Harp?
> > Rick
> > in NZ
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