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Re: another approach to looping

   Well actually 9 out of 10 of my loops are
   out of time, pedal notes and drones.
   I'm a bass player and don't much like playing
   with guitarist's. I physically combine percussion instruments
   with my bass. I don't like giving to much away,
   Cause you have to see it live to appreciate it.
   but one of the things i do is lay the machine heads
   of the bass on hi hat cymbals[Gibson headstock so
   the machine heads are facing down] and while standing
   up,  hitting the cymbals with delay/reverb and so forth.
   [With one stick in your right hand]. and muting the strings
   with your left. The cymbals echo through the strings to the pickups and
   then you may loop, if required. And it's not just a gimmick,
   I use it musically within the song. Not like some looping i've heard.
   When i get all the  computer shit together i'll send you
   guys some MP3's.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: John McIntyre <mcintyre@pa.msu.edu>
To: <loopers-delight@annihilist.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 7:41 AM
Subject: another approach to looping

> I understand the emphasis on hardware here, and I use a lot of loops in
> my solo
> playing and with my electronic band Mutually Assured Destruction.  But
> with my
> rock band the Dangerous Shoe, I approach looping in a way I don't
> remember
> anyone else discussing here.  I play bass guitar with the Shoe, and I
> play loops
> rather than using machines.  This provides subtle variations as it's
> almost impossible
> to play a loop exactly the same all the time (at least it is for me
> (-8).  Syncing up
> to the rest of the band is easier than trying to get a machine's loop
> time to match,
> and it's easier to adjust when the jam mutates.  Of course, it does help
> that we
> have another bass player to handle the "real" (read: more conventional)
> bass parts,
> leaving me free to loop and drone.
> Does anybody else here play loops rather than machine them?
> John McIntyre
> Physics - Astronomy Domine Dept
> Michigan State University
> mcintyre@pa.msu.edu