JayT Posted February 21, 2020 Report Share Posted February 21, 2020 Not sure if is the correct forum, but how simple would the electronics be without volume or tone controls? Not even sure its practical at all... I ask because (1) I've no experience in electronics and am about to do it first time and (2) I like simplicity. This occurred to me because my friend's band has a new album coming out and watching the new song video today I noticed the lead guitarist's guitar has zero knobs. Here's a screen-shot from video: not the greatest pic and the video moves so fast hard to really tell what's going on, so I found this pic online: I did research on this and found an interview that answers why: Quote You don’t have tone and volume knobs on your custom guitar, right? EC: You know about that? Yes. EC: No, I don’t. I got rid of all that stuff. I don’t have knobs, because when I use to play I’d hit the knobs and then wonder why the tone sounded so bad [laughs]. And, I’d hit the volume and it’d go down and I’d have to turn it back up. The first time I could finally get my own guitars made, I didn’t want the knobs. That’s really what rock n roll is anyway – on and off – there’s no in-between [laughs]. I love that! EC: That’s the way our music is, it’s on and off! There’s a song we’re playing loud, then there’s a brief space and then other song we’re playing loud. That’s what rock n roll is, I don’t know where people got all these different pickups—there’s just loud, with a little taste to it when you hear the notes. It does a switch, but only one pick-up...I guess it's an ON/OFF switch? Does it make any sense to want to build a guitar like this? Either way, interesting I thought Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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