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  • Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

    I was watching a video and the guy hits a key in his computer and the comes a chord that sustains forever so the guy can demonstrate the different modes he can play on top of it. Loved it, it was not a loop of a strumming chord, it was more like when you play a chord on the keyboard and just don't release the keys. Now I was wondering, is there any affordable way to do that with guitar pedals? I know I can strum the guitar and play a loop, no big deal, but how about a keyboard like sound that has infinite sustain? Think of YJM soloing and hitting a kind of keyboard on the floor but not just notes, a real chord. I think it is not just great for practicing but it inspires you in a different way and you won't always be able to play with a keyboard player when the inspiration arrives suddenly.

    Here is the video to better explain what I mean, it happens at 26:00
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  • #2
    Re: Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

    Electro Harmonix Freeze. Under $100 used now.
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    • #3
      Re: Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

      you can probably do it for next to nothing with what you already own (i.e. a computer)
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      • #4
        Re: Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

        Put a few small, heavy objects on your keyboard in the chord you want. Fishing weights might work.
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        • #5
          Re: Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

          The Freeze pedal is like a piano sustain pedal for guitar. It works well. An infinite reverb also works, if it keeps the 'tails' on when you switch it off.
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          • #6
            Re: Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

            +1 on the EHX freeze pedal.

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            • #7
              Re: Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

              a looper may do the trick
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              • #8
                Re: Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

                With a looper, you would hear the beginning and end points unless you deliberately try to conceal them. I do this with an Ebow and a looper,overdubbing at different points along the sustained notes.
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                • #9
                  Re: Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

                  Comment: Use a looper.

                  Just play a rhythm part and let it roll. Or use a Youtube backing track. A lot more easy AND natural.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

                    Sounds like the EHX Freeze is exactly what you’re looking for.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Affordable ways to play a chord and keep it forever while soloing on top of it?

                      Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                      The Freeze pedal is like a piano sustain pedal for guitar. It works well. An infinite reverb also works, if it keeps the 'tails' on when you switch it off.
                      I really prefer an infinite reverb to create a pad. The freeze makes the guitar sound a bit like bagpipes IMHO. It doesn’t sustain in a natural way like a sustainer.


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