Mudcat Café message #523384 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37495   Message #523384
Posted By: catspaw49
08-Aug-01 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
Subject: RE: Chromatic Harp, Pedal Steel, diabolical!
Thinking about this a minute also reminds me..............

I guess some of us are technically challenged at times. As the late 60's and early 70's rock scene emerged, along came an array of sound effects achieved with various pedals and swithches to the point that a stage was a snake pit of cables running everywhere.......Doo-Wah, Fuzz-Wah, Gizwah.....hell I don't know what all.....and multiples of many including echos. Some guy would play one short phrase and then dance around tromping all kinds of shit while an unbelievable quantity of notes and sounds came out of the speakers. How could you ever figure that stuff out?

Interestingly, one of the best "pedal effects" users I ever saw was the trumpet player Don Ellis. He'd play trios with himself and include many other effects as well on stage. I remember watching him too stunned to think of anything but, "Geeeezziiiiizzzzzz!!!"