Huge fan. Thanks for all the wonderful music. I’ve got a quick question:
I recently read that you’ve used the Boss rv2 since the 80s, and that you have it set to ping pong mode. As a fan for almost 20 years, I was surprised to hear that, because I’ve never perceived any ping pong effect in your sound. Could you share a little insight into how & why you do this? Is the ping pong effect low in the mix to create some subtle texture? Thanks for sharing!
Rusty, McDonough, GA 30252
There was a bunch of Zero stuff back in the day with the ping-pong dimed or at least close to wide-open, but for the most part the back-and-forthness of it manifests as “animation of stereo image” when using two amps.
The sound travels. .
Normal implementation for me is delay before reverb which softens the effect too, it’s not hard left and right, and it’s kinda slow so not jittery.
I play into it too, long tones and vibrato rate, fewer attacks showing and the stretching or sustaining effect of the ping-pong masked a little by vibrato.
I really like my RV2, and I’ve been using it pretty much constantly since whenever it came out, mid 80’s I think. .
Anyway, most of the time it’s fairly subtle and I do play into it when I use it, but it’s definitely part of the sound when it’s on.
You’d miss it if I shut it off.
Same kinda deal as leaving the vibrato on a Fender amp on around 3.
You don’t really focus on it, it’s just part of the guitar sound until you turn it off.
Then you notice!