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Beyond Blues: Scotty Moore - Oct. '16 Ex. 7

Brent Mason has picked for the biggest and best names in country music: Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Brooks & Dunn, Blake Shelton, and George Strait are just a few of the country stars on whose records you can hear Mason’s Fender-on-Fender fretwork. But his solo on “Southbound Train,” the closing track on Travis Tritt’s 2000 record Down the Road I Go, might be his hottest work of all.

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Ambience is only part of the appeal in this delay of many modes and moods.

Deep and varied while being intuitive to explore. Abundance of polyrhythmic textures can transform simple ideas.

Deep and varied while being intuitive to explore. Abundance of polyrhythmic textures can transform simple ideas.

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MXR Joshua Ambient Echo
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Like any art movement that sticks around long enough, “ambient” music has come to mean many different things. As home recording grows more accessible, it’s become a popular vehicle for quiet, introspective creations that can come together in small spaces. And when the pandemic raged, ambient music exploded both as an outlet for confined creators and as a service for stressed folk that needed to chill out. Regardless of how the form evolved beyond the prophecies and concepts of Satie, Eno, and ’60s minimalists—and some manifestations have been truly vacuous—its expansion opens a lot of opportunities for pedal builders.

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Calling all pedal lovers! You could win one of SIXTEEN (and counting!) pedals in this year's I Love Pedals giveaway. Come back daily for more entries, giving you dozens of chances to win! Giveaway ends March 1, 2024.

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