Guitar + Voice Box rendition of Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"

Video Link. YouTuber electricpony made this awesome video using a Stratocaster + Guyatone Micro Octaver + SRB808 Overdrive + EHX Voice Box (Shure SM57 Mic) + Epiphone Valve Junior. Here's more about the voice box gizmo, from Electro Harmonix -- who we've covered previously in a Boing Boing video episode. (thanks, Scott Matthews!)

* BB Video: Inside Electro-Harmonix, guitar pedal engineers and vintage vacuum tubes
* "Golden Throat" talk box from the golden age

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3 Responses to Guitar + Voice Box rendition of Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"

  1. strider_mt2k says:

    Reminds me of Neil Young’s “Transformer Man”.

    Doubtless using different equipment it was so long ago, but it still shows you how for forward Neil was/is.

    Regardless, it’s impressive what that box can do in talented hands. Good stuff!

  2. Anonymous says:

    @Strider — fwiw there’a actually another video of somebody doing “After the Goldrush” with the Voice Box:

  3. Anonymous says:

    one rarely sees such a good idea executed in such a juvenile, hamfisted way.

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