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Church Sound: Guitar Amps In Your Worship Services
« on: May 28, 2019, 07:57:54 am »

Church Sound: Guitar Amps In Your Worship Services
Microphone approaches for picking up different harmonic qualities of amps
By Wayne DuCharme • May 28, 2019

Many worship teams now include an electric guitar to reproduce the growing number of contemporary worship songs found on the radio and used in churches across America and abroad.

The idea of an electric guitar came from the need to overcome the challenge of playing in a large ensemble since the acoustic guitars of the day could not compete with the volume of the other instruments.

The original guitar amplifiers were simple and had very few tonal adjustments available, but they were portable and did the job. Over the years, there have been many changes to the guitar amp, and they’ve even gone as far as virtual or synthesized.

There are a growing number of guitar players using the virtual and/or pedal-guitar-amp substitutes in worship today. Some reasons for the change may be that the devices have improved, along with convenience and to rid the stage of the loud guitar amp that overwhelmed the overall mix of the worship team...

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