Re: Effects was Re: [Harp-L] Jason's organ

Let me first qualify my remarks by saying the only effect I use is a Ron Holmes modified DanEcho.

That being said, I've played with many a guitar player and 2 of my sons play guitar.
I just don't see how you can characterize any Digitech product as wimpy or say a Boss pedal is superior. Some folks make like the particular sound of a particular Boss pedal, but EVERYONE I know thinks Digitech makes superior electronics and my own ears tell me Digitech is much cleaner and Boss pedals are a lot noisier. The people I know who use Boss pedals put up with the noise because they like the tone/feel of the particular effect and even they will tell you that Digitech produces much cleaner effects.
If you like the "demonic death sound" of your HOG, fine. That's your preference. That has nothing to do with the quality of the pedal.
Granted, I am talking about a guitar signal into the effect/pedal, not a miked harmonica, but if you said that to ANY of the guitar players I know, they would laugh you out of the room.

Just my $0.02,

Buddha wrote:

no offense to Richard who I think is a marvelous and amazing
musician/person but the sounds of his unit was wimpy compared to mine.
There is a place for such units but there is no way it can stand it's
ground vs a set up like mine or Jason's etc...

by "real" pedals I mean dedicated pedals.  The RP unit have sounds
that are trying to emulate other pedals and they are a watered down
version of the real deal ie; Boss DM-2  The RP octave patch was
nothing compared to the demonic death sound of my HOG.  If you're
going to lug around gear then a pedal board is no big deal.  To me,
the RP units are best suited to really small venues.

BTW- I deny the power of a real amp and minimal pedals... MORE is MORE
in this case. Bigger and better is the way to go for this stuff.

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 9:29 AM, Rick Davis<bluesharpamps@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

buddha sez "nobody can deny the power of using real pedals"

Real Pedals? As opposed to what?

Effects processing is effects processing, whether its a single pedal or a
multi pedal.  What makes one circuit real and the other not?  Many people
might argue both are synthetic.

I do admire the tone Jason Ricci gets with his elaborate pedal board, and
also Richard Hunter's with his Digitech devices.  I also lust after the tone
others get with only a tube amp and a delay pedal.  To me, that is the tone
with the most power, by far.

Nobody can deny the power of using a real amp and minimal pedals.  But you
also cannot deny the conveniece and flexibility of the Digitech RP
processors, to say nothing of the weight you don't have to lug around!

-Rick Davis The Blues Harp Amps Blog

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Buddha <groovygypsy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

After owning a couple of RPXXX units and hearing Richard demonstrate
his, I am still not convinced its the way to go. Gimme my pedal board
any day, nobody can deny the power of using real pedals.

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