Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Harper recommends 'mid-level amplification' for effects

Grammy Award winner Ben Harper has warned against turning amps all the way up to 11 when playing guitar music that is heavy on effects.

Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue VOS Washed Cherry
Save money on musical instruments
br /> The American musician told Ted Drozdowski of the Gibson website that he generally turns the amp down to a mid-level and brings the volume pedal up to "full throttle" when playing heavier music on his acoustic guitar in order to keep the sound "defined".

"You can't go high volume, because the minute you go over the edge you lose definition," he explained.

Among the effects that Harper uses are wah, flanger and tube compression and if he needs to go any louder he likes to "kick in a vintage Ibanez TS-808 tube screamer".

The singer-songwriter also gave some tips on recording acoustic guitars, advising that an ideal set-up will feature one microphone at the neck and one at the sound hole.

Harper is set to embark on a tour of the US at the end of this month and is scheduled to play London on June 27th.

Superb value Guitar Amps available now.ADNFCR-2133-ID-19142830-ADNFCR

Posted on 28 Apr 2009 11:52 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Boss Nextone is a new series of guitar amps featuring the latest development of BOSS's Tube Logic technology for the authentic response of 4 different power tubes.

15 Nov 2018 12:09
thumbnail

Before 31.12.18, customers buying select Apollo X interfaces can claim free UAD plugins worth up to £947!

14 Nov 2018 14:43
thumbnail

Steinberg has updated the mature Cubase DAW family with its most powerful version yet. Get ready for Cubase 10.

14 Nov 2018 12:58
thumbnail

Schecter unveils its brand-new 2019 electric guitars and basses featuring Reaper models with stunning burl tops, Fishman Fluence-equipped C models, new signature guitars, and more.

14 Nov 2018 11:43
thumbnail

Find out how you could save up to 15% on Antelope Audio interfaces, and claim up to 2 free microphones during November 2018.

9 Nov 2018 15:10
thumbnail

Find out how you could win a Hartwood Villanelle dreadnought acoustic guitar and hard case!

7 Nov 2018 12:54

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Here at Gear4music we have a great relationship with Zildjian Cymbals and this year we were lucky enough to be invited to the factory and headquarters over in Norwell, Massachusetts, USA.

1 Jan 2020 15:09
thumbnail

Click here to read the latest news about music equipment, product launches, industry news, and more.

16 Nov 2019 12:15
thumbnail

Click here to see the latest competitions and promotions at Gear4music. Save money on musical instruments, software, and equipment. Find out about our active competitions.

16 Nov 2019 11:15
thumbnail

For a limited time, KeyLab MkII and KeyLab Essential come with even more award-winning virtual instruments! Find out how to claim your free instruments here.

20 Nov 2018 13:39
thumbnail

To celebrate the launch of QSC's latest series of active speakers, find out how you could win a pair of QSC CP-12 active speakers, worth 1020 GBP!

19 Nov 2018 16:18
thumbnail

AKAI's MPC software has been updated to Firmware 2.3, introducing three new plugin instruments and enhanced functionality.

15 Nov 2018 15:00