not sure if this is an effect but...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Serac, May 29, 2005.

  1. Serac


    May 29, 2005
    I've heard of something called a synth (synthetic) for a guitar, I was wondering if it was a kind of guitar, a kind of amp, a kind of effect, if it was for the bass guitar, or if it was something completely different...

  2. A synth (short for synthasizer) is an effect that can take signal from an instrument, or ever a signal created by it self, and change the wave form to sound something vastly different. It could be a never before heard sound, or it could be like a flute.

    One example of a synth is a moog synth, and can be heard in numerous songs. The bass line to Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious" (Do-do-do-DO-do-do-DO-DO) is a moog synth.

    Robert Fripp uses synths on his guitar to have them sound like string sections, or atmospheric ambiotic sounds.