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Nirushika6789
01-29-2006, 12:11 PM
NAMM is where every weirdo with a half-baked idea comes to show it off and risk ridicule. An early entrant for this year's least-likely-to-succeed was the Hot Hand, wah/filter guitar effect box ...

http://www.modernguitars.com/imagefiles/pr/hothandconsole.gif

which is controlled by a finger-mounted "motion controller" ...
http://www.modernguitars.com/imagefiles/pr/hothandsensor.gif

Ever since Jimi Hendrix, the wah pedal has been a standard bit of guitar gear. Now a new company called Source Audio has replaced the simple, cheap, effective foot pedal with a finger-mounted accelerometer. The sound changes while you are wiggling your finger.

Sounds in addition to the factory presets can be programmed and configured and a control allows the $299 Hot Hand to be calibrated to specific users. A Motion knob can be used to invert the axis of the controller up and down.

In the near future, Source Audio promises to be offering updated versions of Hot Hand with different effects and control possibilities.

TAKEN FROM AN ULTIMATE GUITAR ARTICLE ON NAMM.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/industry_news/winter_namm_round-up.html

I personally think it would awesome...Something new and cool to try

What do you all think?

TheUnholyNightbringer
01-29-2006, 12:13 PM
Wouldn't work with basses. =P

But they do look like awesome fun. I'd love a go on one.

Jebus
01-29-2006, 12:14 PM
I don't get it.

Nirushika6789
01-29-2006, 12:15 PM
I don't get it.
You set the 'effect' on the Hot Hand 'table' and then when you wiggle your finger with the motion sensor on it , it makes the desired effect sound...

TheUnholyNightbringer
01-29-2006, 12:16 PM
Though then again, it'd be a bit annoying with it going off all the time. Because it so would.

Jebus
01-29-2006, 12:19 PM
Doesn't picking alone make it wiggle? ...so there would be an effect everytime you pick. Where's the control in that?

Nirushika6789
01-29-2006, 12:20 PM
Though then again, it'd be a bit annoying with it going off all the time. Because it so would.
Yea...but for just trying it out I would have a great time!..Just trying to get it right..

Although maybe there is some sort of 'lock' to stop the sound/effect changing though...

Nirushika6789
01-29-2006, 12:21 PM
Doesn't picking alone make it wiggle? ...so there would be an effect everytime you pic. Where's the control in that?
Maybe you put it on your fretting hand...

OR it may only work when you wiggle you finger a lot ?

0r4ng3
01-29-2006, 12:27 PM
I wouldn't get it. I can tell it's gonna be way too expensive.

Nirushika6789
01-29-2006, 12:29 PM
I wouldn't get it. I can tell it's gonna be way too expensive.
It says 299...

Although if it wasn't so dear would you get it?

Would you choose a Wah Wah pedal or that?

0r4ng3
01-29-2006, 12:29 PM
I'm not too big on effects, anyway. As long as I have a guitar (or bass) and amp, I'm fine.

Nirushika6789
01-29-2006, 12:32 PM
I'm not too big on effects, anyway. As long as I have a guitar (or bass) and amp, I'm fine.
Ah ok ...

Still would you get it if you were?..Instead of a wah wah etc :p..Sorry just curious

0r4ng3
01-29-2006, 12:43 PM
If it was free or something...I'd have to think about it.

Nirushika6789
01-29-2006, 12:45 PM
If it was free or something...I'd have to think about it.

Ok, I'll take that as a no...since it isn't going to be cheap.