Red Paddle Loop (1988)
- Hohner G2 guitar
category: solo electric guitar + livelooping
In the late eighties, digital delay devices began to turn up. I bought a cheap Arion DDS-4 - it was able to create 4 second delay loops (although the sound quality was not great), and I could finally dump the somewhat cumbersome "Frippertronics" type setup consisting of two Revox tape recorders.
My trusty old Gibson SG had been stolen. My new toy of choice was a red Hohner G2 Tremolo (a Steinberger clone), with its pickups replaced by EMGs - a wonderful little guitar that would later be introduced (on gigs with the cover band Kennich) as the "red paddle".
I started to spend hours and hours looping away, recording on audio cassettes. The two "red paddle loop" improvisations that can be listened to on this page were recorded at home on November 13 and November 19, 1988. The loops evolve seamlessly for 45 minutes each and give a good impression on how I learned to build musical structures based on livelooping.
None of this stuff was ever meant to be published.
Red Paddle Loop - Part 1 (46:55 min, 45 MB)
Red Paddle Loop - Part 2 (46:58 min, 45 MB)
other loopage from this period
Serious Loop Mangling with the DDS-4 - (3:00 min, 2.8 MB)