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Greatest Use Of A Pedal / Effect In Music History

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by JoesTele, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    MXR Blue Box(?) in Led Zep’s “Fool in the Rain” solo

    (along with Bonham’s ass-kicking drum track)

    Lots of people have made good use of the EH Big Muff, but Billy Corgan deserves a mention for his use of it in “Cherub Rock.” That was pretty iconic for 90s guitar.

    In that case it might be referred to as a “Vig Muff.”

    Whatever harmonizer Trevor Rabin played through in Yes on 90125’s “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”
     
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  2. 24 track

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    David Gilmours use of the digitech Whammy 4 pedal!

     
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    I want to say that this sound (Rangemaster full tilt into a Laney Supergroup (along with an unfortunate injury that gave rise to the 1-5-8 powerchord)) has spawned at least two entire genres of music: Metal and Doom.
     
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    Pete tounsends use of the guitar effects of the arp 2600 synth



    thei is actually a guitar effect of running his guitar through the synth

     
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    Lots of Tom Morello examples. This one is on a Tele.

     
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    Yup. I learned it without the delay pedal first. Trying to relearn it and use the delay was a *****. I think that's what makes it so impressive, honestly. He actually uses two delays to get that sound, and he's playing eighth notes at 104 BPM. Keeping time while the the dotted eighth delay is adding notes to the strumming pattern between the 3 and 4 is tough
     
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  8. gmann

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    It was a flanger.
     
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    All of these examples are great and to the point.
    When this song came out, I hadn't heard a LOT of Wah pedal stuff, and it just knocked me out.
     
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    tremolo

     
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    moog synthesizer



    i guess doesnt qualify...whoops
     
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    echoplex



    boomerang? whammy? at 3:23

     
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    Dave Gilmours use of an Ebow, volume pedal and whammy 4

     
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    Backwards guitar

     
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    I’d have posted this if someone else hadn’t. I believe the story is that Gilmour had just received his first Whammy and this is what he improvised with it, straight out of the box (literally).
     
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    The main VH chorus-y sound on the first few albums is, I believe, 2 Eventide H910 Harmonisers — one tuned up a few cents and one tuned down a few, with a bit of delay for each I think. I think it comes as a preset nowadays on the newer Eventides.
    You’d have thought a phaser or a chorus pedal would have been good enough and a lot cheaper...

    One of the greatest, most imaginative uses of a Harmonizer is Tony Visconti’s “f*€$ing with the fabric of space and time” on the snare sound on Bowie’s Low album: snare mic is fed into a short delay with a Harmoniser downshifting the feedback loop so that each hit becomes a nose-dive.
     
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    Such an outstanding album.
     
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    that stuff holds up, I'm not gonna lie
     
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    not a photo trem like The Smiths, but how can we forget

     
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    Yeah, and I'm kind of surprised no one mentioned the Echorec yet.

     
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