What is this guitar effect/sound. Eh?

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  1. Hastings

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    An electric guitar starts up at 5 seconds, and another - perhaps the same effect - at 18 seconds.
    Wuzzat? Eh?
    Thanks.
     
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    Neck pickup, fuzz of some sort, and sustained by acoustic feedback; possibly with a semi-hollow guitar. I say that because at 0:27 you can hear very quietly in the right channel an un-mistakable whine of feedback just starting to pick up, but it gets quickly squashed.
     
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    Fuzzy feedback
     
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    no
     
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    ebow ?
     
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    guitar synth mimicking a wood flute ,its thru the whole song.

    a really nice version too btw :)
     
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    Fuzz with compression after it, to my ear.
     
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    EH Big Muff Pi or Burns Buzzaround?
     
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    1971. So it's probably a Dallas Arbiter-style fuzz. My ear hears definitely neck pickup, maybe on a Strat into a smaller Fender cranked up pretty good so the fuzz interacts with the slightly overdriven amp.

    The Big Muff came out in 1968, though this sounds more like a Fuzz Face style circuit given how "spitty" the fuzz is. Especially during the dueling solos.
     
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    Thanks for those replies. I'll work on it.
     
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    A warm and mellow sounding fuzz or distortion and lots of gain.
     
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    I hear a bit of octave fuzz in some parts, but it really sounds like whatever Stephen Stills used in Manassas.
     
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    Sounds Muff-ish to me. Nice version of Neil's song.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that is a Garnet Herzog! Immortalized first by Randy Bachman on the lead work of American Women (the Guess Who) around 1970. The Herzog is a tube driven, "pre-amp/fuzz type" effect.

    Joey is from Winnipeg (as is Randy, The Guess Who, and Garnet amps) and the lead player on this track was "Bob Sabellico", who happened to be the first replacement for Randy Bachman in the Guess Who.... just before American Woman was released. This track from Joey Gregorish was recorded in 1971 putting the Herzog, the player, and the location right in the timeline!

    When Lenny Kravitz covered Amercian Woman in 1999 Randy gave him a Garnet Herzog as a gift. The originals are very rare.... even the re-issues are pretty hard to come by.
     
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    Fuzz and EBow, pretty sure about that.
     
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    Definitely sounds like the original American Woman tone.
    I think you can get there with many OD or fuzzes. The Clapton Strat mid boost may get you there too. It could be an OD with a compressor also. Not a difficult tone to emulate, but harder to do at low volume.
    Listen to the break in that run right at 3:08. A lot of gain on whatever medal it is.
     
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    Ebow did not exist back in '71.
    The HERZOG that I mention has a very slow attack.... and could easily be taken as an Ebow, especially when the gain is pushed.

    Here is a great video of Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) explaining the Herzog in detail...
    At around 6:47 then again around 9:05 he starts showing "similar sounds" to this Joey video, and/or American Woman.



    Absolutely.... I agree with that. There are many ways to get that tone these days.
    I'm just putting the timeline together, and the location.... it all suggests "HERZOG" for that recording.
     
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    Idk.... I hear a synth effect
     
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    Fuzz, envelope filter, compression, reverb.

    I'm betting that acoustic is a Gibson J45.
     
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