'So, I really don't know what I'm doing here..'
So, this really dosen't deserve a thread, but since the new fashion seems to be archiving threads (or terminating them?) here goes.....
Caught The Cure by accident in Honalulu, and the show was superb. A couple of things caught my attention:
They sound GREAT!
They played 3 and a half hours, with only 2 two minute breaks between encores! WOW @ the drummer for keeping that up!
The show was like an old Pub Show, what I mean is folks were ambling about, trying to shout/chat over the music, coming and going, You could estimate peoples ages by the way they responded to songs, it was weird, cathartic, messy and awesome all at once.
But this little ramble all brings me to my main point, after the show i did a little digging around and found this xcellent interview where BOB talks about his guitars, and his methodology, it's a great read for any players out there who, like me, missed it when it was current.
snippet that caught my attention:
"The pedals are always set so that they look right. That sounds a bit stupid, but, in a strange way, it works. There are four knobs on the delay, and they're all set at 12 o'clock - apart from the knob on the far right, which is set slightly off from 12 o'clock at 800 milliseconds. That's an unfortunate design - Boss obviously didn't have me in mind when they made that pedal [laughs]. On the chorus, the left hand knob is at ten o'clock, and the right knob is at two o'clock. It's symmetrical. This isn't insane you know! If you've played enough, you sort of know what something is going to sound like by looking at it."
check it out; the full interview here: