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Les Paul was a guitarist, songwriter, luthier and inventor. He invented Sound on Sound recording using an Ampex Model 200

 

In addition to inventing the solid body electric guitar, which bears his name, Les holds the patent for the 8-track tape recorder and several patents related to the guitar. Today’s musicians regularly credit Les with the birth of Rock and Roll because of his multiple recording innovations including reverb, echo, sound-on-sound, tape delay, over-dubbing, phase shifting and close miking. Les was fond of saying that the reason he invented so many things was because they weren’t available in a store. from lespaulfoundation.org


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This was posted by Darren Farnsworth

Darren has been involved in the music scene in the San Francisco Bay & Salt Lake City area for several years.

His most recent projects in Utah have been Honest Soul, Pour Horse, Bonanza Town, Tony Holiday & The Velvetones and Juana Ghani. His background in Online Marketing & Management creates the perfect recipe for the City Music Collective President.

   

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