Tone Details

Tone Name   ZZ TWEED  





Author   chrisjw5  
       
Created with   POD HD500  
   

 
Guitarist  
Billy Gibbons
 
Song  
Just Got Paid/Cheap Sunglasses
 
Band  
ZZ Top
 
Amp   Tweed B-Man Brt  
Style  
   
Suggested Pickup  
Unknown
 
Comments  
I was watching some YouTube videos from Chicago Music Exchange showing off some of the gorgeous pieces they have. And I got to thinking, 'the way they show these, it's an excellent platform to try to cop these sounds'. So I focused on a Pearly Gates demo to get a (duh) Gibbons tone cooking. ["http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHJZEJlosEg"] Starting with Pearly, they used a 20 watt Tweed, a TS808 and the Lester. So I set up a Tweed bright with a 421 Dynamic, a Screamer and a 63 reverb as my starting point. My guitar is an Edwards Jimmy Page with the Supercircuit (not engaged) loaded with Duncans. And with some tweaking, some back-and-forth and some walking away to let my ears rest, damn if I didn't come up with something close. FS5 kicks in a Tube Driver to push harder and make those harmonics jump, FS3 is a Memory Man for some analog delay and FS2 is a Dimension chorus for that Rough Boy sound. Try it.
 
       
Date   6/16/12  
Downloads   2323  

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