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Digging Deeper: Rolling Stones Ex. 3

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Make your life on the workbench easier with a couple inexpensive gizmos.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. In this column, we will have a deeper look at servicing a Stratocaster and some hacks from the shop to make this task much easier and faster.

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Intermediate

Intermediate

•Provide more structure to your lead lines.

•Give your solos a sense of movement with approach notes.

•Learn how to apply scales and arpeggios for a more intentional sound.

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Do you feel like your solos lack focus or that there isn’t any underlying structure to your lines? Does it seem that you are wandering around the neck, hoping that what you are playing “looks like it sounds cool”? Would pushing peas around a dinner plate with a knife be more riveting than the last lick you played? If any of these statements are true, then you need some guide tones, my friend.

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Fat envelope filter and sample-and-hold effects make the Spatial Delivery V3 a veritable factory of percolating, sweeping, yowling, and vowel-y freak-out sounds.

Huge range of traditional to blown-out envelope and sample-and-hold effects. Easy-to-program presets are invaluable.

It would be cool if you could scroll through presets with the footswitch.

$199

EarthQuaker Spatial Delivery V3
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There are pedals that can get you out of a rut and there are pedals that squeeze your noggin like Silly Putty across some alternate musical dimensions. The EarthQuaker Spatial Delivery V3 tends toward the latter category. On one hand, it’s a cool-sounding envelope filter that can be used in most traditional applications of that effect (Jerry Garcia, Bootsy Collins, etc.). But it doesn’t take much prompting to go from sort-of-groovy to mind-melt. And in this version there are six presets which enable you to traverse its crazy-wide range of sounds by switching on the fly.

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