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    The Moog Guitar

    Good idea? Bad idea? Love it? Hate it? Indifferent? Sound off!

    Guitar’s New Hero



    Every shredder, from Les Paul to Jack White, has tweaked the sound of his guitar—adding echo, distortion or “wah-wah”­—by manipulating the electric signal it produces. The Moog Guitar, on the other hand, manipulates the strings themselves, changing how it sounds and how it feels to play.

    Below the strings on the Moog, as on any electric guitar, are electromagnet pickups. As the metal string vibrates, it disrupts their magnetic field, yielding a signal that gets converted to sound.

    But the Moog’s pickups can actually change a string’s motion in three ways. In “sustain” mode, the magnetic field pulses in time with a string to hold a note indefinitely. Or it can vibrate the strings: Just press against the fretboard like pressing the keys of a synthesizer. “Mute” mode pulses out of sync with the string, cutting the note short for the “crisp” sound and feel of a banjo. “Controlled sustain” dampens only the strings you graze by mistake. There’s also a setting that resembles the Moog synth made famous by musicians like Stevie Wonder.

    Rock pioneers like Lou Reed are already using the Moog to create new sounds. Expect to hear it on albums soon.

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    I actually think it looks pretty cool... While I like the basic "regular" guitars, I still think it's pretty cool to have so many options right there. And speaking from experience (using the Line 6 stuff)...a lot of tun!

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    I just checked the prices on those bad boys....$5895+ No thanks!

    http://www.sweetwater.com/c589--Moog--Electric_Guitars
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    Why not? Just another cool innovation for us guitarists to use for our tonal palette. It looks a little like a rickenbacker (spelling?).

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    Introducing The Moog Guitar (4:28)
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

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    Looks and sounds pretty cool, but that price is just stupid. Also, how does it sound when used as a regular guitar without all the spacey vibes?

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    Couldn't you get a Sustainer pickup and a Korg Kaoss pad for about $500-600, spend $1000-2000 on the guitar of your choice, and do everything this does and much, much more, and save yourself at least $3000?

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    I don't see what the big deal is. If you know what you're doing you can make a guitar make those noises and not spend a dime.

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    Not exactly sure what the big deal is with this guitar. Sounds like a lot of money for stuff you can do without it.
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    thats one fugly guitar.

    they could of actually tried to make something nicer looking for the price.

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    I have a friend's Jackson DK2S home with me for the weekend. It's got Seymours, a reasonable Floyd clone, one of the nicest necks I've ever played (it's got a stupidly low action), and a Sustainiac which will do most of the stuff the Moog will. And it cost less than £500 GBP. They're even cheaper in the US, and they look a lot better.
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    Yeah, too pricey, but I like the idea. In fact, it was always perplexing why
    the gtr synth dinosaurs were always chasing the pitch-to-velocity worm
    hole, an idea that was always destined for failure from the start.
    I never understood why not synthesize the actual signal coming from
    the gtr itself by applying envelopes/filters/same shit every other synth
    used in principle instead of trying calculate everthing the player is
    doing. It never made sense and maybe that's why they almost
    always sucked. The only guys whoever did anything cool with them
    were the guys in King Crimson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    I don't see what the big deal is. If you know what you're doing you can make a guitar make those noises and not spend a dime.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Not exactly sure what the big deal is with this guitar. Sounds like a lot of money for stuff you can do without it.
    Yep. I remember the sense of bewilderment most of my friends and I shared when a big deal was made of Jimmy Page using some sort of guitar synth in 1979 on "In Through The Outdoor", particularly the track "Fool In The Rain". It simply sounded like he'd turned down the treble and mids while cranking the lows up for the solo. For the rest of the record, there wasn't anything that couldn't be reproduced with a crummy wah-wah pedal and a phase shifter.
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