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August 25, 2010

Lou Reed loves the Moog Guitar

Ditto Kaki King, Joey Santiago, Julian Lage and Brett Comeaux, among many others.

Introduced in 2008, the $3,500 instrument deploys magnetic fields to keep the strings vibrating indefinitely — or even stop them cold.

From the website:


The Moog Guitar provides an incredibly intimate playing experience that connects musicians directly to the source of the sound: the strings of the guitar. It does this by controlling the way the strings vibrate. In a very coherent way, it gives energy to, and takes energy away from the strings. The resulting timbres do not rely on effects or post-processing. They are created directly from the strings.

Touching the strings, being able to directly manipulate the very source of sound is fundamental to the nature of the guitar and to the spirit of playing it. The Moog Guitar’s controls just set the background mode — the control system characteristics. The strings are always your main user interface.


the new model E1.

August 25, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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Holy Cow! Thank you for introducing me to Evert Zeevalkink. Seeing him produce that out of his mind and by himself (with loops and the Moog Guitar), that was a shot in this Pink Floyd junkie's arm. I just crawled out of the rabbit hole from exploring. Many thanks, Joe.

Posted by: Matt Penning | Aug 26, 2010 12:01:31 AM

What an amazing thing if used with restraint/experience!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Aug 25, 2010 6:25:12 PM

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