Monday, January 27, 2014

The talk box is here again!

It is a very unusual and unique extra gadget used by guitarist. We seldom see talk boxes in the previous years but lately it was revived by the music industry. Talk boxes has been around since the 1940’s, and were made particularly popular by various bands of the 40’s up to the 60’a. It is a device which connects to the amplifier, with a tube running from a speaker to the guitarist’s own mouth. By changing the shape of the mouth, closing and widening and changing the air pressure inside, the sound and tone of the guitar can be affected considerably. It also referred to as the “talking steel guitars”. Multi-asking is the norm these days, that is why it is getting popular again. If you wish to try it ? You can save on talk box at musicians friend
John Kay of Steppenwolf performs with a talk box in 1972.
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