1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Greatest Use Of A Pedal / Effect In Music History

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

  1. Lockback

    Lockback Tele-Meister

    Age:
    67
    Posts:
    126
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2020
    Location:
    Central Ohio
    My personal favorite. I've listened to it a thousand times and it never ceases to amaze me.
     
  2. tubelectron

    tubelectron Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,562
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Location:
    France
    For me, ex-aequo, second to none with Isaac Hayes "Theme form Shaft" : The Temptations "Papa was a Rollin'Stone"...



    It's the Maestro Boomerang Wah (Hayes) vs. Morley WVO Wah (Temptations).

    In 2nd position, Earl Hooker "Wah-Wah Blues" (Wah+slide) :



    Another good example of the Morley Chrome Era Wahs ! ;)

    But it's me, OK ? :D

    -tbln.
     
    Scotty2Hottie likes this.
  3. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,629
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    Pete Anderson’s use of tremolo on Dwight Yoakum’s “What I Don’t Know”...


    Waylon Jennings’ use of a phase shifter on “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” (and many other songs, too)...


    Doyle Bramhall II’s use of a Leslie on the solo of “Good Time”...


    Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s use of an octave on “Blue on Black”...
     
    Greggorios likes this.
  4. BlueTele

    BlueTele TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    88
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Location:
    California
    I have no idea how the effect was created other than max'ing out the Reverb and the Speed/Intensity, but the brief opening of the Electric Prunes "I Had Too Much to Dream (last night)." SO cool for 1966. Very psychedelic - no one had done anything like that. Not bad for a garage band from the San Fernando Valley (over the hill from Hollywood).
     
  5. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Posts:
    13,732
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Location:
    Vermont
    Pat Travers
    The coolest effect I've ever heard. Saw him play it live. He hit a pedal and it made this crazy sound.
    It's a non-trem guitar.

    Effect happens at 1:22 in the recording. Super Bad Ass!

     
  6. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    12,743
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Location:
    northwest
    Satisfaction, Rolling Stones. Just because it's the start of pedal popularity...
     
    Greggorios, beyer160 and Fiesta Red like this.
  7. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Posts:
    13,732
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Location:
    Vermont
    This guitar effect is called "Stun Guitar." This one is on Blue Oyster Cult's second album from 1974 if I recall.

    The effect is on the guitar solo and starts at 2:19.

    Any time the band has been asked, "What is Stun Guitar?" they all just smile and say, "ahhhh, stun guitar," and laugh it off. I know one of the original members personally, and he never told me what it was. Seems to be a closely guarded secret.

     
    Greggorios likes this.
  8. West44th

    West44th TDPRI Member

    Age:
    50
    Posts:
    16
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2020
    Location:
    Ireland
    Stunning!
     
    jackal likes this.
  9. Dirtybluegene

    Dirtybluegene Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    702
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2014
    Location:
    Sydney
    Univibe!

     
    Scotty2Hottie and Ed Driscoll like this.
  10. Dirtybluegene

    Dirtybluegene Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    702
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2014
    Location:
    Sydney
    1:35 for some well-cocked wah...

     
    Greggorios and Bruxist like this.
  11. Dik Ellis

    Dik Ellis Tele-Meister

    Age:
    67
    Posts:
    130
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2020
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I had an Echoplex EP-1, and You could do some pretty weird stuff with echo.
     
  12. billy logan

    billy logan TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    11
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2019
    Location:
    weatherford tx
    studio "gunshot" that starts off "Shotgun" by Jr. Walker and the All-Stars. You could probably get pretty close, live, if you lifted an amp w/spring reverb and dropped it a few inches. In stereo, gunshot is panned r to l, like instantaneously.

    +1 w/tubelectron nominating Earl Hooker's slow tempo "Wah Wah Blues" - that opening moment stops clocks. ime.

    hey, probably a typical amp tremolo? Buffalo Springfield "For What It's Worth" comp. Steve Stills.

    Music historians please tell me exactly how Peter Green (R.I.P., Peter) sustained those notes on "Supernatural"* - wondering if he got there old-school w/o a pedal? shoulda googled that.

    There u go - 4 best-evers! *w/John Mayall BluesBreakers, iirc
     
    tubegeek likes this.
  13. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    3,249
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Location:
    Harvest, Alabama
    The Heil Talk Box contributed at least two songs to our collective Classic Rock consciousness;

    Joe Walsh's Rocky Mountain Way
    and
    Peter Frampton's Do You Feel Like We Do?

    :)

    heil talk box duo.PNG
     
    Greggorios likes this.
  14. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,042
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Location:
    On Location
    I can't believe no one's mentioned Dave Davies slicing up his speaker cone with a razor blade-





    That iconic guitar riff was originally conceived as a horn line. Throw a fuzz on it though, and BOOM!
     
    Greggorios and schmee like this.
  15. puddin

    puddin Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    889
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Location:
    Punta Gorda, florida
    one of my favorite intro's


     
    Greggorios likes this.
  16. Keyrose

    Keyrose TDPRI Member

    Age:
    22
    Posts:
    23
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2020
    Location:
    US
    This is iconic to this day imo:


    And one of my personal favorites:
     
    tubegeek, Greggorios and Linkjr like this.
  17. buster poser

    buster poser Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Posts:
    1,470
    Joined:
    May 1, 2018
    Location:
    Tewa Land NM
    Did we already do "Rumble," and Marty Robbins' "Don't Worry?" If not... yeah, those two.
     
  18. Reivaj

    Reivaj TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    40
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2014
    Location:
    Madrid Spain
    By Cream?
    What’s the pedal used there?
     
  19. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    53
    Posts:
    3,582
    Joined:
    May 15, 2017
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Just about everything Brian May did with that iconic guitar of his!
     
  20. Elmore

    Elmore Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    835
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta
    It was by Cream on the Goodbye Cream album. I heard an old Clapton interview where he said it was an actual Leslie rotating speaker system that he controlled with a chrome pedal.
     
    Saxonbowman likes this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.