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John Scofield Decodes His Uberjam Band

Magazine article Guitar Player

John Scofield Decodes His Uberjam Band

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"THIS BAND IS COMING FROM FUNK AND grooves," says Scofield. "It's more rocked out than my trio, and I use more effects. I have a Boomerang looper that I use mostly for backwards stuff. I just play something into it, reverse it on the fly, and that keeps repeating. Sometimes, I turn off the original note, and it's only the reversed part that comes out. Then, there's my Rat distortion that I've used for years, an old Boss chorus pedal that I turn up all the way for a rotating-speaker effect, a Vox Cry Baby wah, and a Boss EQ that I set for a super-trebly sound for rhythm parts and real extravagant fuzz leads. I also have a DigiTech XP100 Whammy Wah, which I use mostly as an octaver and play things an octave up. It has this digital quality to the sound that I actually like, even though it's kind of tacky. I just got a new Empress tremolo that I really like, and I have a small Neunaber Wet Reverb pedal and a mini TC Electronic tuner that are great because they don't take up a lot of space on the pedalboard. …

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