Let's talk about sound  

Posted by Guitar Player


Some people say "Dude, the gitah' is just a piece of wood." No, it's not. The sound of a piece of music can differ from one situation to another. I'll give you an example.

Imagine this:

You have 2 identical studios. Same equipment, same room size, the amps and mics are put in the exact same spots, measured by the millimeter. The same guitarist plays the same piece of music, the exact same way, in the same amp. You would say "hey, the piece of music should sound the same."

Well, you just might be wrong. There are some factors that could contribute to the piece of music sounding different. It's the room temperature and the air humidity. Yep, it can influence the sound.

Here's a real life example. Slash, in his biography "Slash by Slash" said that, when he recorded his guitar parts for Appetite he spawned through several rented amps. He tried them until he found one that had a perfect tone. It was a modified amp. He recorded his parts, and reported the amp stolen, so he could keep it. A roadie found it and returned it to the firm.

Alot of people (including Slash) tried to get that sound again. As far as I know, they didn't manage to. The conditions in the room were unique. The room had an unique size, a ecrtain air humidity, a certain temperature, the amp and mic were placed in a certain spot, etc. That's how important it is.

Think about it.


nice. i never tought this little things could influence the sound that much. it's interesting. i'll take a look at slash's biography also. thanks ! cool info

cool info!

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I heard a "Bonus" article is coming up today. is it true? :D

a bonus artcle? what bonus article duuuuuude???

Yes. A bonus article is coming up today. It's related to highschool life. :)

theonlyrockchick   says August 20, 2009 at 3:59 AM

reall? can't wait! hey guitar player ^^

highschool life? How come?

yeah. waddaya mean by that?

Well, It's about playing rock guitar, and going through a rough period like highschool. I'll give out a few tips about how do manage your life easier in that hell they call highschool :)

can't wait!

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We love you too! You don't have to worry about that! ^^

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Let's get back to the point of the article. It's a nice one. It really shows what can happen if you're not careful about the enviroment you pay in. It doesn't mean you need to be over selective where you play, it just means you need to be aware of these factors. Right?



what about the isolation? sound isolation i mean. does it count?

yeah i guess it does

therockerchick   says August 20, 2009 at 4:13 AM

sure it does!

rosebud sez: sure!

cool thanks for the info!

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