In [does maths] well over a thousand gigs something new happened last night.
Punter comes up in the break and says: "I really liked the way your guitar sounded on [song]."
He noticed the judicious application of an effect pedal (MXR 117r since you asked) and how it had made the guitar sound different.
I'm on and off pedals all night. And I guess I kind of want them to be invisible. They're spice to the playing. At one level I don't want you to notice the salt I've added to your curry but at another level I've chosen that salt and I want you to appreciate it! But if you notice it, I've failed.
This is kind of a musing on the back of another thread at the moment where I realise that a DD-3 does all that I need despite me really, really wanting to have lots of shiny shit that echoes me to forever and back.
So the question is:
Does anyone actually ever notice what we spend shit loads on?
Or is there a better question?