Sounds of future past

As an electric guitarist, I’m going for what I think of as a “futuristic” sound. But by “futuristic”, I mean reminiscent of the Golden Age of the Future, rather than the actual future.  To me, that means the sounds of the 1970s, when rock music freely played on science fiction imagery, and the music of popular science fiction movies was bound by the limits of technology then.  Essentially, it’s an analog sound, a sound of fuzz pedals, tape echoes, and wah-wah pedals.  And more and more, I find myself turning to “vintage” gear in order to capture that “futuristic” sound – tube amps, fuzz pedals, and analog delay.  Curious, that.


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