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9 years ago
The one that most successfully masks the player's lack of playing skill.Until fuzz, which first appeared in recording in 1965, there were only reverb and tremolo/vibrato -- in the amp. And the tremelo bar (those lacking knowledge of history call it "wammy"). And wah-wah first appeared in 1966-67. So there were little or no means to mask lack of skill.Don't get me wrong: I like some distortion -- overdrive comes to mind. And like fuzz and wah. But most of the "different" "effects" today are so much alike that they are indistinguishable from one another. And amp "modeling"? I 'spose that's easier than actually learning how to get the effect on the guitar-amp combination without someone else's artificial means to imitating instead of creating.
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