View Full Version : Howie for Non-RF Tones?
06-27-2008, 04:18 AM
This pedal seems to always be judged for it's ability or inabilty to cop RF tones. I'm wondering how it would do for good ol Blues Rock type stuff with a Strat. I'd like to eventually get a great amp-like OD for greasy Blues Rock tones through a totally clean amp.
06-27-2008, 04:21 AM
I love Robben Ford, but I'm hardly chasing his tones. Pedals like the Howie and the Zendrive have a LOT of other sounds inside them, depending on how you dial them in. And yeah, I could get some pretty greasy sounds by dialing back the gain a bit. A Hotcake will work in this context, too, in spite of their reputation as a higher-gain beast.
Turn the knobs, let your ears be the judge! ;)
06-27-2008, 05:35 AM
Thanks Dave. Yeah I like RF too but I've been curious about the newest version of the Howie since it came out. It seems versatile enough to get a lot of eq options going. I'm looking for everything from early ZZ to Black Crows. Sort of a fat tweedish Marshally tone. Not too marshally though.
06-27-2008, 08:07 AM
Here's some videos I did with mine trying to capture it's versatility.
The same set-up is used in each video. Fender Custom Shop Strat Pro and a stock Fender Blues Jr.
06-27-2008, 12:52 PM
I don't get it.... this is the gear page. why would you not want to sound like robben ford?
06-27-2008, 03:02 PM
I don't get it.... this is the gear page. why would you not want to sound like robben ford?LOL. Not that I don't want to sound like Him. I just want to get other sounds. Can You believe it?!:eek:
06-27-2008, 06:03 PM
LOL. Not that I don't want to sound like Him. I just want to get other sounds. Can You believe it?!:eek:
That's all we wanted to hear--that you DO want to sound like him. Well done.http://www.thegearpage.net/board/images/icons/icon14.gif
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