Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > General Music
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Today, 04:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 1
Default Guitar pedals to replicate tones in Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow? Specifi

I have searched all corners of the internet, I have been told an Ampeg Scrambler was used on that album, however that is not the tone I am after. I am not after a fuzz tone. I have also seen that a Vox Tone Bender was used, but again this does not replicate the tones I am specifically after. The best example is in the intro to 'Today', a rather clean tone. Thank you!
oli.dholt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
quarantined
 
Neapolitan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Les Barricades Mystérieuses
Posts: 6,975
Default

I doubt if anyone here is equipped to answer that, maybe go ask Alice, I think she'll know.
Jorma Kaukonen played a Gibson ES 345. That model has a "Varitone" switch which uses simple passive circuits consisting of capacitors and inductors to change the tone. I would not have known that unless a hooka smoking caterpillar told me. But yeah maybe the tones you're looking for where from his guitar, and a nice amp. There wasn't much used back then by way of pedals. If any effect was used it might be a clean boost or very slight reverb. e.g. Clapton used a clean boost. James Gurley used a Fender Reverb tank.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zhanteimi View Post
Actually, I like you a lot, Nea. That's why I treat you like ****. It's the MB way.

"it counts in our hearts" - ?ºº?
“I have nothing to offer anybody, except my own confusion.” ? Jack Kerouac.
“If one listens to the wrong kind of music, he will become the wrong kind of person.” – Aristotle.
"If you tried to give Rock and Roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'." - John Lennon
"I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous." — Keith Richards ? ???? ? ? ?????

Last edited by Neapolitan; Today at 02:42 PM.
Neapolitan is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2020 Advameg, Inc.