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I Hate Squealies

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by audiokid, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Since we were voicing our opinions in another thread about guitar squealies, I thought some might be interested in this retarded effect that I hope I never hear past the obnoxious Pantera song that I was forced to listen to, today. This has got to be the worst tone squeal generator yet. Anyone know who makes this?


    The jazz chorus is nice.
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I see it it the Boss ME 70 stomp box.


    Okay, its cool. Must be the app that sucks so bad.
  3. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Squealies are indeed dumb when you base your entire playing style on them. ahem Dime and Wylde. Still legends in their own right, but seriously, it does get old.
  4. NCdan

    NCdan Guest

    I'm not big on the metal squealies, but pinch harmonics can be made to sound many different ways. You need obnoxiously high gain to do heavy metal squealies like the guy in that video did, but you can get much mellower pinch harmonics with lower gain. I will mix in pinch harmonics with regular notes quite often. But Bigtee, can you do pinch harmonics? You can get them even when playing at low gain if you have good technique. 8)

    And Boss... I'm on a crusade against all things Roland. Their stuff is so digital sounding it's embarrassing. :roll: And Boss pedals... pardon me while I go throw up in a corner. :D
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff


    I have been doing pinch's since ARS ( Atlantic Rhythm Section) "I'm So Into You" came out in the 70's. I do them for effect on occasion but when I saw that Namm clip I posted and then heard Pantera's grueling track yesterday on the radio... barf... I'm thinking, another effect gone too far. Its like the Cher autotune thing that's happening, but with guitar effects now.
    Please, I hope we aren't going to start hearing this boss crap on the radio now. Overkill.
  6. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Roy Buchanan was probably the best pincher of all time. I'm sorry he died so young, but at least he never saw that video.
  7. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    "Everything in moderation."

    When your song ends up sounding like a squeal etude, it's time to scale it back.

    Think of it like a spice or a condiment.
  8. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    David Gilmour, I think, uses pinch harmonics beautifully. None better. Well, none better that I know with my limited musical knowledge.

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