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Old 13th June 2019
Lives for gear
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Originally Posted by thehightenor View Post
For those extolling the virtue of having no pedal board .... it's like a keyboard player saying I have a keyboard workstation with 100's of patches but I only ever use it on the piano patch.

That doesn't make you virtuous .... It just makes you boring

Elton John vs Tony Banks

BB King vs The Edge

Sometimes I love an amp only, other times a whole heap of pedals and FX.
I think piano in general is pretty boring. You can't even bend strings! There is so much expression that starts with your fingers on the metal of the guitar. If your guitar playing without FX is boring, you haven't learned the capabilities of the instrument. I'm not talking about music theory....just style and feel.

That said, nothing wrong with using pedals for variation and inspiration.