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David Lamkins picked up his first guitar a long time ago. As best he can recall the year was 1967: the year of the Summer of Love. Four decades later David has conjured up an amalgam of folk, rock and jazz solo guitar music for the occasional intimate Portland audience.
location: Portland, OR USA

Facets: effects, @musings info

A minimalist pedalboard

It seems that guitarists have varying definitions of "small" pedal boards. For many, any board with less than a half-dozen or so pedals is considered "small". Seeing that my "large" (19 by 8 inch) board has three pedals (although to be fair, they're all double pedals for a total of six effects), it shouldn't be surprising that my "small" board is what one might consider "minimalist" in a strict sense.

This is a 10- by 7-inch board with only two pedals: a compressor and a delay. I find this very useful for when I don't know what to expect in a jamming situation. Limiting the choices really helps me to focus on playing rather than on selecting an appropriate effect. The two pedals give me all the "sweetener" I really need for just about anything.

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December 26 2006 04:47:57 GMT