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How Loud Is Loud & Why Does It Matter For Electric Guitar? – That Pedal Show

June 12, 2020

We all know loud guitars are the very foundation of rock music. But how loud is loud, why does it matter and how does it change your tone?

Interesting bits and go-to sections…

- Intro playing: 00:00

- Why did that sound so off? 02:00

- What are we doing today? 02:22

- What is a guitar sound anyway? 3:30

- And then there’s feel: 4:15

- What changes when you play loud and quiet? 07:38

- Sound + feel = tone: 9:20

- Today’s amps: 10:12

- Two-Rock and Bassbreaker c70dB: 11:30

- Okay, let’s go loud: 17:40 -

Two-Rock and Bassbreaker at 100dB+: 18:06

- The Andy Summers wisdom: 25:50

- Warthog / Lucydremer / Disaster Transport: 29:40

- The tone determines what you play: 32:15

- And some fuzz before we turn down: 34:10

- How quiet before it stops working? 37:45

- The dB isn’t accurate: 44:08

- Warthog & Lucydreamer at 90dB: 44:33

- How loud before feedback? 49:28 - 90

- 100dB and feedback: 51:45

- It’s a different instrument at high volume: 54:00

- Clean sounds, finally: 54:40

- Clean sounds at lower volumes: 59:29

- Adding compression, Strymon Compadre: 1:01:52

- Thoughts on the the compressor: 1:06:20

- What have we learned?: 1:07:18

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