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Rule of thumb with sound

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by AngusM, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. AngusM


    Apr 23, 2009
    Is there like a rule of thumb with sound, i.e a sortov recommended or generally accepted use of tones for certain things like slap over something else? If so what is it.
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
  3. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    "If it sounds good, use it" :ninja:
  4. theunknowndude

    theunknowndude Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Adelaide, Australia
    play what you think sounds good,...

    just be wary that some audiences may not appreciate high feedback distorted stuff whilst others might want you to play that part again they love that stuff so much,....

    there's a few things that have gone down as becoming widely accepted,... chorus on a fretless, OD on bass seems just about everywhere in rock,... but so long as it sounds good you could pretty much chuck any effect on anything,...

    I have heard slap and delay sound good if you specifically wanted slap stuff? I'm not very good at slap though and don't overly like it (probably because I'm not good at it!)

    distortion + wah is always rocking ;)
  5. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Is this a general tone question or an actual effects question?

    Not sure what you're trying to ask here....
  6. seacouch


    Apr 21, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Steve Gadd's advice to young musicians: never pet a burning dog.

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