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Offline bruno

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overdrive ?
« on: June 29, 2015, 06:59:15 am »
I  would like to nail the Venures sound of "needles&pins" I think as a sort of little overdrive,does anybody use it?which one? I'm trying with a Boss sd1
any help will be appreciate ;)

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Re: overdrive ?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 09:20:21 am »
Any properly adjusted distortion/overdrive device should do the trick.
Or playit like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA16aynXvL8
No distortion require. :)
« Last Edit: June 29, 2015, 09:22:59 am by wstagner »

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Re: overdrive ?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 10:22:32 am »
There are so many pedals out there now, some of the old "tricks" (i.e., techniques) are being forgotten.  Here's one of them.

When we had so few footpedals to choose from, and very few amps with built-in effects (in the early-to-mid '60s especially), we had no choice but to develop some ways of squeezing more subtlety out of the amps and pedals that we could get our hands on.  One such easy trick is to run your fuzztone normally, but back off the guitar volume as much as 2/3s.  This can give a tone that's more like overdrive (which we didn't have yet), crunchy without being really fuzzy, and more controllable on the fly.  It can get noisy though, depending on the pedal, so you might have to back off the attack or "fuzz" control until you find an agreeable compromise.
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Re: overdrive ?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 03:26:51 pm »
put "noiseless" PUPs in yer geetar and many of the prollems disappear.
I'm never goin back to vintage "noisy" PUPs.