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Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by gilmourstrat, Feb 6, 2019.
i wish we could meet in person so i could smash all your pedals.
I run a fuzz (Moen Fuzz Moo) into a Digitech (screamin blues) into a compressor (CS1 or Dynacomp) to get the main grind. For some solo stuff popping on a flanger as Gilmour did gives it a just the right sound then reverb/Delay at the end.
That setup seems to work well for me into my HRD or direct with little tweaking depending on which guitar I'm playing.
as far as I know every pink floyd's player wants a Ram's Head big muff as overdrive and something wich emulates very good an echorec.
Here is another "spare " pedal board i am currently working on and it sounds nice into an AC30 or Boogie
Into the Truetone Route 66 Comp then out of the loop into the Mooer Red trucks front end for boost overdrive and dist then back out of the red truck into overdrive section of the Route 66 then into the Crazy Cacti "fulltone clone" twin pedal drop down to the Carl Martin DC Drive into the Rowlin overdrive Wampler Pinnacle Pocket Metal Muff then into the front end of the amp via a Volume pedal
amp loop out into the Modulation side of the red truck for Chorus reverb and delay then back to the amps power section
The DC Drive on around half gives me the drive I need to sound Floydish as does the Crazy Cacti but once again its the quality of the compression that really nails it for me
Why would you want to do that!?!?
Alot of dudes here seem satisfied with a TS or varient thereof of some sort and the AC.....
I think its a sign.
Nothing fancy or anything but gets the job done.
Try an OD808 and I bet you wont be disapointed.
but put a decent comp in front (not behind) of it first!!
Just a quickie
another trick I always do is run a volume pedal after all of the tone/distortion altering pedals
that way I am driving them at max all the time (unless the guitar Vol pot is backed off to clean stuff up a bit)
then that max signal, but reduced in volume via the vol pedal, goes to the front of the amp
making it the same amount of drive from the pedals albeit quieter to fit in with the overall mix
that way I find my sound stays pretty consistent providing the amp doesn't start to break up too much
if that makes sense
Great stuff!!! Thank you all, great advices, I will try to see if someone haves a OD808 to check it out thru my gear
Order from Chicago Music Exchange if you do get one.
Ask for a 15% discount to match the one GC has online. That plus no taxes.....
IMO pretty good deal.
Really no hassle just ask on the little chatbox on the bottom left corner of their website.
Edit:Just saw your from Europe nvm lol. Either way good luck man.
Also try out a Boss Dm2W if you need some delay for the Gilmour Stuff.
Best of luck.
Yeah but a Hiwatt sounds nothing like an AC30.
OP is using an AC30.
Atleast two others aside from me have specifically mentioned a TS or varient to achieve tones OP is looking for....Visual Sounds 66, Seymour Duncan, Ibanez, Maxon etc etc etc
Furthermore the other members use AC amps as well.....
Im not sure about the Hiwatt...
But there seems to be a pretty good consensus here.
My vote is for the OD808. And another player here seems to agree.
@gilmourstrat why not try an OD pedal that was designed specifically for a Strat with the help of a top Strat player?
I’m talking about the Robin Trower fulltone OD pedal.
Thank you for the tip.
Trower uses plexi-marshall-style amps that sound nothing like an AC30. Pick a pedal that sounds good with the guitar and amp that you use, not what some other famous guitar player uses.
True yes. I was reading about the pedal and it was designed for a Strat-Marshall combo. From what I read here and online the OD808 seems the way to go...
Personally I recommend the Ibanez TS Mini. Cheap, small, sounds incredible.
Actually I recommend that you watch these videos before you do anything:
Thanks! I will watch them as soon as possible.
The Gdansk rig was fairly complex, there was even the custom Cornish all tube pedal board, with lots of tubedriven buffers and preamps inbetween fxs and Rack units All driven into into 3x Hiwatt dr103s!
The Vox AC 30 and the DR103 are two different beast. The Vox have fairly little bottom and focused mids and a preamp and poweramp that interacts fairly quickly with pedals. the Hiwatt is more of a full range system with high headroom that gives more the tonal character of the fuzzes and drives put infront.
Also to OP.
The tex mex pups are fine.
Regarding the OD808 idk what it is about it but its just so much low end and tight bass, not in a bad way but something I feel that will really help in your situation.
Vs my TS9 both on the board at the momment the differences is very apparent. Love both the TS9 has more mids and a bit of a more open sound and not as tight with a bit more gain that cuts through. But when I want a heavy heavy no BS tone the 808 is where its at...a bit less gain but it makes up with the heavy tone.