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Ten Guys Who Make Their Guitars Talk

"How does he make that guitar talk?" listeners often wonder when they hear Peter Frampton noodle around.

It's not the drugs or drink you imbibed that's making you think his guitar is vocalizing. Rather, it's an intended effect achieved through technology. The English rock legend uses an effects unit called a talk box, which allows him to control the modification of the guitar's sound by changing the shape of his mouth.

As Peter Frampton makes his way to Hard Rock Live this Sunday night, let's celebrate ten other practitioners of the talk box.

See also: Five Great Reasons to Fall in Love with Peter Frampton

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