Greatest Use Of A Pedal / Effect In Music History

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  1. Lockback

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    My personal favorite. I've listened to it a thousand times and it never ceases to amaze me.
     
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    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

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    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”...
     
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    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).
     
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    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!

     
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    Satisfaction, Rolling Stones. Just because it's the start of pedal popularity...
     
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    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.

     
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    Stunning!
     
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    Univibe!

     
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    1:35 for some well-cocked wah...

     
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    I had an Echoplex EP-1, and You could do some pretty weird stuff with echo.
     
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    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
     
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    The Heil Talk Box contributed at least two songs to our collective Classic Rock consciousness;

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

    :)

    heil talk box duo.PNG
     
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    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!
     
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    one of my favorite intro's


     
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    This is iconic to this day imo:


    And one of my personal favorites:
     
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    Did we already do "Rumble," and Marty Robbins' "Don't Worry?" If not... yeah, those two.
     
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    By Cream?
    What’s the pedal used there?
     
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    Just about everything Brian May did with that iconic guitar of his!
     
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    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.
     
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