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ajplayblues

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pedal choice
« on: April 12, 2012, 09:06:50 PM »
Hello, for playing blues, if one had a choice between a vibrato or tremolo stomp box which would it be and why? Thanks!                         

zagatron1

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Re: pedal choice
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 09:28:07 PM »
Since both terms are sometimes used interchangeably, I guess it wouldn't make a difference to me. Either way, I'd make it work.

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Re: pedal choice
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 09:36:05 PM »
I'd rather have the pedal that changes the pitch, not a change in volume.  Can't remember which is which....

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Re: pedal choice
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 10:42:23 PM »
I'd rather have the pedal that changes the pitch, not a change in volume.  Can't remember which is which....

Same here, but I'll take a stab at it. If I remember correctly, vibrato is a periodic variation in the pitch of a musical note, and tremolo usually refers to periodic variations in the volume of a musical note.

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Re: pedal choice
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 01:44:38 AM »
I find Tremolo more useful, but both are cool.

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Re: pedal choice
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 09:28:05 AM »
I prefer the slight change in pitch when playing rhythmic arpeggios for clean blues songs...

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 11:53:48 AM »
Mike Landau is one of my favourite players. Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIE2sNEbfu8

He is using a Vibrato pedal here and there on this clip.

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Re: pedal choice
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 08:39:03 PM »
I prefer the slight change in pitch when playing rhythmic arpeggios for clean blues songs...
If vibrato changes pitch ,does it affect being in tune or the key in which one is playing? Thanks!

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Re: pedal choice
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012, 03:27:05 PM »
I prefer the slight change in pitch when playing rhythmic arpeggios for clean blues songs...
If vibrato changes pitch ,does it affect being in tune or the key in which one is playing? Thanks!

That sounded a lot more like a chorus than a vibrato.  But the effect just alters whatever is tossed into it, so whatever frequency it picks up, that's what gets shifted...