Jeff Beck's Echo and settings

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  1. revgsmall

    revgsmall Supporting Member

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    I really like the echo that Beck gets on the Live at Ronnie Scotts and songs like Where Were You. Is it a long delay with long "early reflections"?

    I am used to a 3 knob echo units so I am not that familiar with the other settings one can achieve with a rack echo. Also I want to stick with pedals, I have the Roland Space Echo, the Line 6 echo (green one) and a MXR Carbon copy.

    I know some of you are big Beck fans, can ya spare a setting or two?
     
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    Jeff Beck uses an 'Alex' Lexicon reverb unit (see ontop of his Marshall) he keeps going back and increasing and decreasing the level depending on the song...

    they sell for about $100-200 bucks on the bay.

    I have one and it gets you right there with Becks reverb tone
     
  5. revgsmall

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    Yes Tomo, that's exactly what I'm talking about. I thought it was added on later on his recordings but it appears he relies on his own unit sitting on his Marshall.
     
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    Thanks, I looked on Ebay and just bought one for $97.00 shipped. At least I'll have the real thing for comparison and if I don't want to deal with the rack thing then I'll sell it later. Now if I could just get that microscope on the video to find out what channel he's on!!!! God I'm turning into a guitar nerd groupie...:bow

    So Echoes: where is the starting point on the unit settings?
     
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    Oooooo...cool pics Zachman! What's the pedal furthest to the left?...
     
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    5 amps??? How many guitars players are in your band...or do you share equipment with three other bands???;)
     
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    I didn't hear him say in the video that he was controlling the echo per say from the PA/off stage. And since Mr. Beck has that Lexicon right on stage with him and he's making adjustments on stage, it only makes sense that the Lexicon is the unit doing the reverb/echo. That's my bet anyway...
     
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    You should ask Jeff Beck... That's a pic of one of his rigs, not mine. ;)

    Re: # of guitarists in my band-- Just lil ol me :beer

    :D ;)

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    He didn't say it in the video. I mentioned I read an interview where he mentioned that.

    A fellow TGP'er posted pics from a show a month ago and he was using Fender champs or pro Jr's or something sitting on top of a marshall. The marshall wasn't mic'ed, but one of the tiny fenders was! interesting...

    I love that he's always trying out new gear, and pushing the boundaries of his music. A true artist
     
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    Sorry, I couldn't get it any clearer than this:

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    How recent is this pic ? Any idea if he use the same pedal board with those 2 little Fender amps as well ? Honestly, I'm more interested in knowing if the Tube Factor is being used with those little Fenders :) Love that pedal.

    Cheers !!!
     
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    It's an older pic. He changes gear to suite his whims/needs. The guy is just amazing ridiculous great.
     
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    In July 2010 he used:

    Snarling Dog Whine-O-Wah
    Klon Centaur
    H&K leslie thing

    He played into custom Fender Pro JR, did not have any reverb/echo pedals or rack units. Delays and reverbs were post-effects from the sound engineer, not sure if he used Lexicon or something else. It was a big venue, probably he will setup differently in a club format.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the info Zachman and I absolutely agree !!! Beck is one of The greatest ever :bow
     
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    Zachman is actually posting pictures of someone else's stacks!!!!!!
    Check out the videos with Jan Hamer; the ones where he's playing a 2-tone sunburst. You'll hear some delay, not reverb. It's a little easier to hear without the reverb. With the units you already own, you can get the same early-reflection kinda reverbish delay, it has to do with continually adjusting mix/feedback to the situation. Just like Jeff is always fiddling; use your ears.
     
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    Hopefully the Lexicon Alex will be here by the end of the week. I'll let you know if I turn into an instant Jeff Beck or not. I don't know if I could handle the hair style though....
     

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