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Old June 22nd 2011, 04:36 AM
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I was just sitting around today and I got the urge to listen to a live version of 'Generator', so I fired up youtube and did a search, ended up watching 2 or 3 vids back to back, and I really liked the extra effect the talkbox gave off, you just dont get that when they play it live anymore, so you think the talkbox may one day make a reappearance when 'Generator' is played?
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Old June 22nd 2011, 05:00 AM
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I was just sitting around today and I got the urge to listen to a live version of 'Generator', so I fired up youtube and did a search, ended up watching 2 or 3 vids back to back, and I really liked the extra effect the talkbox gave off, you just dont get that when they play it live anymore, so you think the talkbox may one day make a reappearance when 'Generator' is played?
They played it in Council Bluffs on 5/23, complete with talkbox

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Old June 22nd 2011, 05:54 AM
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I really hope they play it here on 9/14. it would make my night.
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Old June 22nd 2011, 09:36 AM
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They played it in Council Bluffs on 5/23, complete with talkbox

And I'd never heard it with the talk box live. It was a nice surprise!
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Old June 23rd 2011, 01:45 AM
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I'd love to hear it with the talkbox, recently it's become one of my favourite songs by them.
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Old June 23rd 2011, 01:50 AM
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He's been using it. Some shows at least. It's been on his stand for the current tour but he switches between using it and not.

I love that it's back; it pretty much makes the song in my opinion.
Ummmm....he's not really using it on the intro there. And it looks like there isn't even a talkbox in the rig.
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Old June 23rd 2011, 01:56 AM
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I actually like when it's just the guitar. IMHO.
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Old June 23rd 2011, 01:57 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZq7bdtQWBA

I'm not sure if you guys know how they work, but talk-boxes aren't actual guitar effect in the traditional sense. They take the sound and send it up a plastic tube along a mike stand and then the stand is manipulated by moving your mouth in front of the vocal microphone.


That's where the sound comes through, not the guitar amp, so without mouth > tube action, there's no effect.

Edit: 5/23 does look like he's using it. Personally I think it's an overrated effect. It's easily the one pedal I own that I look at and think "why the fuck did I get this?"
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Old June 23rd 2011, 02:40 AM
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Dave used it at the Hangout on 5/21. I walked up after the show and saw it on the mic stand.
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Old June 23rd 2011, 03:49 AM
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I watched beyond the intro after writing...

Yeah, he used it on most of the song, just not the first part
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Old June 23rd 2011, 04:33 AM
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[quote=Tim;3532894 Edit: 5/23 does look like he's using it. Personally I think it's an overrated effect. It's easily the one pedal I own that I look at and think "why the fuck did I get this?"[/QUOTE]

It is a cool effect on Generator and I would like to see it live with it. I agree with you that it is overrated. I got one and fucked around with it for like 15 minutes worst $100+ I spent. I really couldn't anything really interesting to do with it.
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I'm pretty sure he used it in Memphis.
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It was a good moment, Tim. Because yeah, at first he didn't use it. Then later in the song I remember thinking to myself, "Why is he tied to the mic stand?" And I heard it too, and then I was like FUCK YEAH TALK BOX!

Any other time I've seen them he did not use it, so it was a delightful treat during a song I love.
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Old June 23rd 2011, 03:48 PM
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Think he used it at Pinkpop this year.
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Think he used it at Pinkpop this year.
No, he didn't

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWobQrrKK8
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