Thread: interesting but stupid question

dougrhon - 4/1/2007 at 07:32 PM

I am curious as to why Derek and Oteil stand on top of persian rugs and Warren does not. Which is more common in music? I am sure there is a sound reason.

Doug


(}:-Daved - 4/1/2007 at 07:40 PM

Not stupid at all.

Otiel often plays barefooted and a carpet is much more comfortable.

Derek likes the way the carpet softens the guitar sound being reflected off the stage...

Just as Warren prefers the harder guitar sound reflected off the bare wood of the stage. Warren DOES use a carpet when performing on a concrete, metal, or stone stage where the reflected sound is TOO harsh.


SkyPuppy - 4/1/2007 at 08:05 PM

I am curious as to why Derek and Oteil stand on top of persian rugs and Warren does not. Which is more common in music? I am sure there is a sound reason.

Doug

Look at that! Turned into a very intelliegent question, and most informative answer..thank you both!


sixty8 - 4/1/2007 at 08:07 PM

Very interesting.



Pete


Brock - 4/3/2007 at 02:25 AM

bump


InTheRace - 4/3/2007 at 02:31 AM

Cool. Thanks for the info. I knew that the Grateful Dead used a rug for sound reasons, but I wasn't sure the exact reasons.


JamesVincentMendola - 4/3/2007 at 05:42 AM

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Not stupid at all.

Otiel often plays barefooted and a carpet is much more comfortable



Ronnie Van Zandt used to stand barefoot on stage also. Something to do with being able to " feel the music "vibrate through the wooden stage.I think.


Benjamin - 4/3/2007 at 10:50 AM

For years, I've been thinking about applying for a job....the guy who vacuums those rugs...

Actually - thanks for the answer, I wouldn't have thought about the effect on sound/tone....


rottinpeach - 4/3/2007 at 01:53 PM


Dorothyann - 4/3/2007 at 02:48 PM

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Very interesting.



Pete


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PeterNelson - 4/3/2007 at 04:39 PM

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I am curious as to why Derek and Oteil stand on top of persian rugs and Warren does not. Which is more common in music? I am sure there is a sound reason.

Look at that! Turned into a very intelliegent question, and most informative answer..thank you both!
Definitely. I especially like the part about "a sound reason."


dougrhon - 4/3/2007 at 08:04 PM

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I am curious as to why Derek and Oteil stand on top of persian rugs and Warren does not. Which is more common in music? I am sure there is a sound reason.

Look at that! Turned into a very intelliegent question, and most informative answer..thank you both!
Definitely. I especially like the part about "a sound reason."


I'm a punster and I didn't even know it!

Doug


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