“All the pedals should be put in a big pile and we should light ‘em on fire”: Mac DeMarco says why he thinks pedals are “crappy”
Mac DeMarco has some rather scathing opinions on guitar pedals, with the artist and producer sharing his belief that they’re “crappy” and he “hates them.”
It might not come as much of a surprise that DeMarco has a different approach to making music and playing guitar, as he’s not always one to conform to usual methods of recording and putting out music – earlier this year, he released an album (One Wayne G) which boasted 199 songs and had a run time of over eight hours.
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DeMarco made the comments in an interview with MusicTech, and for those of you that are avid pedal junkies, this one might sting a bit: “Honestly, before I talked to you, I was just talking to my sound guy. I was sitting around the table outside and I was telling him how much I hate guitar pedals,” he says.
“They’re stupid. They’re cheap pieces of shit with crappy electronics. It’s just crap in the path. I don’t like crap. I don’t care if it makes you sound like Jimi Hendrix or whatever. I don’t want it. I don’t want it! It just stresses me out thinking about it.
“And the cables that people use in between them. Oh, man. And then the power – crappy. Everything’s crappy. It’s just crappy. And I don’t want them crapping up my shit. No crap.”
With all of his bold opinions shared, he does admit that he did have a small pedalboard for the Five Easy Hot Dogs tour that he embarked on, however it comprises of just a tuner, a vibrato pedal and an impulse response effect for his acoustic guitar.
“Yeah, no more pedals. All the pedals should be put in a big pile and we should light ‘em on fire,” he states.
Keep up to date with Mac DeMarco’s latest news and releases on his official website.
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