Dude, I know. It was humor. Still, I think pink would work for blues.
Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "phillip holmes" <[log in to unmask]>
>> Come on Steven, you need the top of the line Marshall stack, maybe even
>> three of them, to get state of the art distortion---you know, the kind
>> where your ear says "uncle" and the pain makes you run for the exits.
>> That has to be state of the art because that's the sound I hear at most
>> concerts now.
> No...that is for ROCK guitarists! Too many of that bunch mistake "loudness
> overkill" and "number of 128th notes played rapidly in succession" for
> musical competence...since both seem to win equal amounts of applause from
> audiences of "average musical ignorance"...!
> Remember that the distortion I'm trying to acheive was first produced by
> bluesmen whose gear depended on what the pawnshop had that week! As a
> result, old "dispatcher mikes" plugged into beat-up (tube) guitar amps
> were the usual standard equipment...!
> And, I suspect, much of the current "rock audience" enthusiasticlly
> endorses the "my ears are DYING" sound for one (or both) of two reasons!
> In the first place, that's the level at which they hear it once they
> get into their auto-mobiles (with the paired 1KW amps serving each
> stereo channel...!)...in the second place, that sort of listening
> has so thouroughly fried their ears that anything less is effectively
> inaudible for them...
> Steven C. Barr