Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by 73171, May 24, 2007.
It's not a fuzz.
It's a treble booster.
I like the D*A*M red rooster for that sound.
This might just be exactly what you are looking for:
I also had the BSM RM Metal, which absolutely nailed paranoid tones.
I know it's a treble booster for Sab, but I've been getting good results emulating the Fairies Wear Boots tone with a PE Yardbox.
I'm a huge Iommi / Sabbath fan, and I use a Catalinbread SCOD (yes, I know, it's an overdrive not a treble booster or a fuzz) into a Marshall style amp for that tone.
Definitely the closest thing I've heard short of actually smacking a cranked Orange/Laney stack with a treble booster.
This was one of my revelations when I got my Element 32 treble booster; Iommi tone just popped out, effortlessly.
The VTP is modeled on the modded RM used on the first album.
1st album is a stock Rangemaster. Wasn't till the 2nd album that the Rangemaster was modified.
Are these even available. The website says "one of a Kind"
That is incorrect according to Vintage Tone Project. To quote from the description....
"The Dark 1971 One of a Kind Collectors Pedal is a specially modded Range Voodoo pedal designed to perfectly replicate the sound of Toni Iommi's specially tweaked Dallas Arbiter Rangemaster used on Sabbath's first album."
According to Iommi, the Rangemaster wasn't modified until after the recording of the self titled album. SG with P90s(Strat on Wicked World), Laney Supergroup, Rangemaster and a Colorsound Wah. Kind of odd that VTP named the pedal the "1971". He's off a year there...
There regular range voodoo sounded better to me then the 1971 soundclips.
How did Iommi ever get such a big low end using a stock treble booster?
Probably the combination of using mainly a neck humbucker and .08 gauge strings with everything else mentioned above.
The Tonefactor Hellbilly is great for all Sabbath era sounds, if you can find one.
He probally had his treble boost modified to his guitar pickups alot of people overlook that factor
I don't find Iommi's tone all that low end heavy. I think Geezer's responsible for that more than Iommi.
+1, if you're talking about the early tone.
I would not say that it is low end heavy, but a stock Rangemaster will chop off all the low end.