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  • The electric guitar is a failure

    It was supposed to be an amplified acoustic - none of them sound like an acoustic.

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    Amplified acoustics barely sound like acoustics
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    • #3

      knotty wrote:

      It was supposed to be an amplified acoustic - none of them sound like an acoustic.


      It was never Les Paul's intention to build an amplified acoustic but rather to get as close as possible to the pure sound of the string it's self. There is a story that he stretched a piece of wire across a steel railroad  rail and heard only the wire and was inspired by this concept. Later he built "the log" . The goal in building was density to bring out the sound of the string and decrease the sound of the wood.

       

      * the Log was actually buit by Les at the Epiphone factory

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      • knotty
        knotty commented
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        gardo wrote:

        knotty wrote:

        It was supposed to be an amplified acoustic - none of them sound like an acoustic.


        It was never Les Paul's intention to build an amplified acoustic but rather to get as close as possible to the pure sound of the string it's self. There is a story that he stretched a piece of wire across a steel railroad  rail and heard only the wire and was inspired by this concept. Later he built "the log" . The goal in building was density to bring out the sound of the string and decrease the sound of the wood.

         

        * the Log was actually buit by Les at the Epiphone factory


        Originally people were trying to amplify the 'Hawaiian' guitar to make it audible in a big band situation. As an amplification of an acoustic instrument they have demonstrably failed to reproduce an acoustic sound, but louder.


      • El Glom-o
        El Glom-o commented
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        gardo wrote:

        knotty wrote:

        It was supposed to be an amplified acoustic - none of them sound like an acoustic.


        It was never Les Paul's intention to build an amplified acoustic...



        Nor Leo Fender's.


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      You guys are a special breed of dumb.


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      • gardo
        gardo commented
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        DaveAronow wrote:

        You guys are a special breed of dumb.


        Sorry Dave , I'll try to use smaller words so you can understand.


      • knotty
        knotty commented
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        DaveAronow wrote:

        You guys are a special breed of dumb.


        From a country fan?:smiley-bounce014:


    • #5

      knotty wrote:
      The electric guitar is a failure

      It was supposed to be an amplified acoustic - none of them sound like an acoustic.


       

      Damn.

       

      I've been wasting my life.

       

       

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      • #6

        I Lubs Me Some Failure.

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        • #7

          knotty wrote:

          It was supposed to be an amplified acoustic - none of them sound like an acoustic.


          Quite right. Resonators were similarly a failed attempt to do the same thing. Of cours,e what we ended up with is great as something else.


          We could probably, following the same logic, make a case that while they may still have failed for the same reasons, solid state amps are superior to tube amps as they give a louder (if imperfect) reproduction of the acoustic sound without distorting. When you think about it, so many of the sounds we enjoy as contemporary electric guitar players are the result of failed experiments.

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          • #8
            Oh no he's not.
            Don't pick a fight with an old man,
            If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.


            '' Who, me Officer?''

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            • #9

              Many of the great inventions have been stumbled upon by trying to create something else.

              One MIA Fender Strat, one Gibson Les Paul, one Martin Acoustic, what more do you need?

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            • #10
              o.k. I collect failed guitars, I can live with that.
              I'm a loser. I play fake and fail instruments.
              I'm a loser bay-bee so why don't you ..........
              I am blessed with a tin ear, I love poorly made cheap guitars,and terrible sounding amps though I do prefer solid state amps over tubes.<br>

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              • #11

                Sometimes you just get a whole new thing.

                The Fender Rhodes piano is a classic example. I can't imagine the musical world being complete without it's unique tone.

                Less is more

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