Melancon Joy, Pretty Pedals, & Blasted Humility
As I hinted at in my previous post, in which I did nothing but post the first thought into my head and every subsequent thought thereafter, I’ve been looking into getting my priorities straight. No, no, I’m not selling my gear to spend more time with people or something stupid like that…… not those priorities, the important priorities….. like which part of my rig is the most integral to good tone.
And since my last post was so incredibly like, the king of town of boredom-ville, I’ll recap–hopefully using a little thing I like to call coherent thought…….. eh……… hopefully.
See, for a long time I had more money in my pedalboard than my amps and guitars combined. Especially in my delays….. oh, how I love delays. But here’s the thing…….. no matter how good a delay is, it is delaying the sound from your guitar, and processing it out of your amp. So if the guitar and amp aren’t sounding good, the delay isn’t ever going to sound better than your rig. Same with overdrives. Pedals are enhancers….. and they can get in the way sometimes, which is why it’s usually a good idea to have some sort of buffer, or clean boost, or bypass loop, or effects loop (maybe), or what have you. (Sorry, that’s a different subject.)
(Some guy’s cool collection….. doesn’t look like too many, right? But check this out… they’re all fuzz pedals! I should be laughing at him. But I’m envious. Very sick.)
(Now that’s tone, right? Of course, that’s Willie Nelson’s guitar…. so I’ll let you decide whether that means tone or not.)
But it had everything I was looking for.