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Have you ever wondered what a bassoon, accordion or bagpipe would sound like through a guitar amp and effects pedals?

We all know that guitar effects pedals can be useful in all kinds of situations. the bass guitar player can borrow them. Those that sound good with electric guitar works well with keyboards. And as Emily Hopkins proved, there are some sounds heavier than a harp through a distortion pedal.

Even our bottom bracket reservists have a purpose, making an excellent paperweight. But Mad Professor Amplification went one step further and hired a group of musicians to demonstrate Finnish brand guitar amps and pedals using accordion, banjo, bassoon and bagpipes.

Maybe it’s crazy and stupid, and it’s definitely not in the manual, but maybe in doing so, Mad Professor found the true calling of auto-wah, using the Snow White with a Deep Blue delay pedal on bagpipes to give Scotland The Brave a touch of Studio 54 funk vibe. motion sickness pills.

Mad Professor Electric Blue II Chorus/Vibrato

A Mad Professor Electric Blue II Chorus/Vibrato – the bagpiper’s secret weapon? (Image credit: mad professor)

But once you hear an accordion use an auto-wah, it’s over as a guitar effect, and a new dawn dawns for the accordionist’s pedal board.

That the banjo is the most successful combination of all is perhaps unsurprising – these effects were originally voiced for a string instrument. But let’s not say that they don’t work for the bassoon.

For a double-reed woodwind player stuck in a rut, delay and auto-wah can give you a monophonic exit route. No, not for every day, but then that’s the beauty of the effects: in an emergency, break glass. You can check out these demos below and head over to mad teacher to see the effects in more detail.