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Raistx
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It doesen't have sound clips, but here is a Monkey's guide to effects.
:lol: :roll:
The Boutique Effects description is hilarious :lol:


   
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nonpartisanartisan
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Just some thinking about what it would cover:
Basic electronics (from the beginning) with electromagnetism.
Electronic controls
Tone controls and how they likely relate to the "Angry Whiskey" of Gibson and Fender designs
How treble bleed works, why there is no bass bleed
Pickups
Magnet types, pole types, bobbin material, grounding
"Hand wound" vs machine windings, number of windings, winding thickness, resonant frequencies
Effects of string material and weight on vibrations (round wound, half wound, flat wound, chrome vs nickel vs steel)
Pickup positions and node cancellations ("string theory" is really the wave equation)
Active pickups
Bridge & Body design
Tremolos and fixed bridge designs
Body and neck woods and vibrational concerns
Saddles and the nut
Hollowbody, semi-hollow, solidbody, resonators
Amplifiers
Speaker design and EQ
Solid state vs Tube
Tube types (Power 6L6 EL34 EL84) and preamp tubes (....)
Cable effects (long, short, radio)

So, sound samples in combinations of say
1000 pickups
* 500 amplifiers
* 500 guitar bodies (neck/body/bridge styles)

The 250000000 sound combinations might take a while to compile.

I think the best thing to do is go to your guitar store every week (take lessons)
after each lesson listen to 4 amplifiers (or 4 guitars) and try to find a sound you like.
Then after a year buy one of those guitars and one of those amps.
Then after a year buy one of those guitars and one of those amps.
Then after a year buy one of those guitars and one of those amps.
Then after a year buy one of those guitars and one of those amps.
Then after a year buy one of those guitars and one of those amps.
Then after the divorce buy one of those guitars...

Seriously - the amount of depth you can go into is such that the book would never be written because there are more combinations each year than you could keep up with.

When I'm not happy with a tone I can't say why. I know enough about the physics but the combinations get into a depth that I can't have the tools to measure even if I had the math for the analysis.

What you want is a tour of Google university.

-r


   
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