A pedal that does Aerosmith?

stratplayer80

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Looking for a pedal that does that 70's Aerosmith tone. I really like the tone from Train Kept A Rollin. Any thoughts?
 

walterw

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aerosmith were one of those bands where the guys used different guitars, amps and pedals for just about every song.

almost any low-gain pedal will get you there, just run it cleaner than you think you want to.
 

Phil M

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There are dozens of "get you in the ballpark" options here, but a Barber Direct Drive is as good as any.
 

stratplayer80

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aerosmith were one of those bands where the guys used different guitars, amps and pedals for just about every song.

almost any low-gain pedal will get you there, just run it cleaner than you think you want to.


Yeah I kinda figured that. Just looking for something that comes close. Would a Beano Boost do the trick?
 

todd richman

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I would actually think a Colorsound Overdriver replica would work, ie. Pro Analog Power Driver. I remember Joe Perry describing his rig in the March 1979 Guitar Player and along with a slew of MXR pedals and DDL, he mentioned the Colorsound. That makes sense since they toured with Jeff beck in 1975 who was using one also.
 

BMF Effects

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Tan and/or a converted black Ross Distortion got me there quite nicely.
 

todd richman

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No Timmy back in the 70's though! Mostly MXR stuff and very loud and customized Music Man amps live and lots of old Marshalls in the studio.
 

eclipseall

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Id go with the MXR Distoriton +, Distrtion III, just run them low gain. The bottom plexi channel of the DoubleShot will do that also.
 

Occam

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I believe it's called a ****-ton of coke and groupies...that's the true origin of their tone.
 




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