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Hi everybody)

Any experience with enriching the sound of a single guitar in a band with harmonizer? I’ve got this pedal as a gift, nice to fiddle with it at home but still cannot find a use in live surf guitar context.

Yep, I think the same. But I still think of making second rhythm guitar sound somehow, but the only way I see for now is just recording it as a minus and playing on scene. Surely not an option as for me(

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Last edited: Aug 01, 2021 11:17:38

TC Electronic makes some interesting gear. It looks like a great example of a harmonizer, but I agree, it probably wouldn’t come in handy for Surf.

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I had a EH Pitchfork for a few months - fun to add an octave below or slight chorusing.

With that pedal, you could play leads with a melodic third above - it automatically figures out the major/minor third depending on the key. So great if you solo, not so great if you're only playing chords.

Trick is to dial in the mix at 40% or so so that you sort of hear it, but it's there...

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To me, I think the best application for a harmony pedal would be to play an octave lower with 50% mix with the dry signal for a quasi Bass VI sound.

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