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TONE NAME: Brian May Echo

  • Created with: POD HD500
  • Author:
  • Song:
    Brighton Rock
  • Band:
  • Guitarist:
    Brian May
  • Amp:
    Class A-30 TB
  • Style:
  • Date: 2/19/12
  • Downloads: 4262
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  • Comments:
    Every time I get a new modeller I always give this a go so I took up the challenge and I'm pretty happy with the results. We've got the Vox AC30 being pounded with the Boost Comp. There's a smidgeon of compression but mostly I'm using this as though it were a treble booster. My trusty Edwards Black Beauty does a very good out of phase Brian May in the middle position. If you've got a two pick up Les Paul you'd be hard pressed to get that jangle but a strat would do it in position 4 no problem. The Vox is feeding two digital delays (900ms and 1800ms each giving one loud single repeat). Essentially the delays are giving out a repeat each one on a quarter note and the other on a half note (crotchet and minim). This done with two machines so as to pan the effect to give good separation There is a version of this for the POD HD500 and Pod HD (bean desktop model). Apologies for some of the sloppiness, I was using a six pence (formerly one of Mr. May's) to play the part.

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