I used to be against guitar pedals and effects when it comes to playing the electric guitar ’cause I’ve used to believe that they were used as an excuse to cover up your crappy guitar playing. My opinion changed on guitar pedals until I decided to check out the AmpliTube app on the Ipad. AmpliTube which is an online guitar playing simulator or some sort. Recently I’ve had a change of heart with guitar pedals and effects so I’m gonna start collecting those in 2017. Yesterday, I just got a BOSS DS-1 Distortion pedal. Yeah, I know the BOSS DS-1 Distortion pedal is very popular with guitar players. A lot of guitar players out there have one so I finally decided to get one for myself. After messing around with the pedal last night, I finally realized why that pedal is very popular with guitar players ’cause it has a great sound.
If I want to play bad ass rock music and even metal, I need effects. I already have 4 pedals in my collection but need a lot more. I’m gonna need a fuzz pedal, delay, chorus, flanger, echo, compressor, volume pedal, etc.
Yep, so I want to focus on electric guitar. Why? Simply because for the past 20 years, I’ve been playing acoustic guitar that I think it’s time for something different. The whole purpose of me picking up the guitar was that I wanted to play electric. That’s why I picked up the guitar at 18 years old ’cause I wanted to become a rock guitarist. I wanted to shred, play some great guitar solos and riffs. I wanted to write killer rock n’ roll and metal songs on the electric.
I’ll use the electric guitar so I can learn all my favorite rock and metal songs too ’cause I need to do that. I’ll learn how to play songs by Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Dream Theater, Joe Satriani, Hendrix, Led Zep, etc.
I want to focus on electric guitar playing mostly ’cause I’m hoping to get my own band going. Not to play live shows but to record original music in a studio and hopefully release a full band rock album which is something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s been my dream for years and I want to make it happen.