Greatest Use Of A Pedal / Effect In Music History

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  1. dogmeat

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    Hendrix... at least half a dozen examples on his first two albums. wa pedal and the flanger
     
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    King Crimson's Discipline and Robert Fripp and Andy Summers' I Advanced Masked are practically demonstration disks for the Roland guitar synthesizer:

     
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    In the late '60s and early '70s, there was a penchant for electric sitar solos, including lots of Motown songs, and:

     
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    Rumble!
    The tremolo!

    or Hendrix, the wah Solo on Watchtower
     
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    Is that what The Byrd’s used in Wasn’t Born to Follow?

     
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    A favorite fuzz song.
     
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    I still like the Flanger/whammy on the Barracuda intro.

     
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    i'd give that an "iconic"
     
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    Believe it or not, that could be played without using a pedal. I've done it. My strumming hand is doing double the work The Edge's hand is doing, but it can be played without a delay pedal. Heck, most people can pick up an acoustic guitar and play "Bad" -- no pedals are used.
     
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    “Are You Experienced” influenced everything.
    Seriously - every song on the ENTIRE album would have been a major hit on anyone else’s record.

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    ...just my opinion Men.
     
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    Ah, that's a great example.

    I play that song on my big old Gretsch.
    D - D - E
    Sounds good.
    But then I play it through my AC30 with the tremolo going --- WOW! Makes all the difference.
     
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    Two pages and the point is clear:

    These songs wouldn't be half the songs they are if not for some effect or pedal.

    Link Wray's "Rumble" without tremolo? Just a simple two chord oldie.
    "Theme From Shaft" without the wah? Just a soul song.
     
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    my nomination for the best use of the least-loved effect, the Ring Mod, at 1:42

     
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    How about the greatest non-use of pedals/effects? The whole Ventures album, "In Space" from 1964, which on the jacket says, "All of these unusual & other-worldly sounds have been created with musical instruments rather than electronic gimmicks."

     
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    Frampton came alive with the talk box as well.
     
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