Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by LSGoCards7, Dec 21, 2009.
Anybody know what JP used to get the octave like effect on Dazed and Confused? Thanks!
I wish I knew the exact effect to answer your question, but the Provibe on my CC2 accompanied by a decent heavy bottomed fuzz replicates it for me almost spot on.
Some folks will chime in and let you know what his exact effects were.
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I believe it was the Sola Sound Tone Bender. There is a guy here on this site that makes his own versions. Here is the link:
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There's no octave effect on Dazed and Confused. That's 2 separate tracks of guitar. The higher part sounds like MKII and his gray Vox Wah.
It does sound a bit like there is a really high octavia type effect, but I think's it's more a case of the harmonics from the overdriven/fuzzy sound giving that impression.
Yeah that's overdubbing, unless I am missing something.
I thought for years that an octavia was used, ie the pitch was too high to be done on a guitar without the octavia.
Not so sure now, it's sounds high, but maybe not that high.
He could have slowed the tape to 1/2 speed to record the high part. Should we import this stuff to the "Page Fuzz" thread?
Ah, yeah he could have!
My MKII is coming Zoso check out my new thread with pictures! And while on the record I'm pretty sure it was two tracks (never used much effects in his early arsenal, or really into the late 80's for that matter, he really only had fuzz in the early days and wah and later in the career a bluebox and a echoplex). Although if you listen to the BBC early sessions of DaC, it's crazy at the main riff/ chorus, he gets this weird (not octave) doubling of the signal, that is really the sound on the record, don't know how he did it though, I know that in those days live he really only used a SOLA SOUND MKII and a Wah. Maybe someone more in the know about this could chime in, cheers!
Thanks guys! I always thought it was an octave, but it might not be. I never thought about the half speed tape. I know he messed with the tape speed on When the Levee Breaks so it is possible.
That would be my guess. Same thing on Dancing Days.
Check out the BBC "Top Gear" session, that has that tone, and hes not using anything other than the MKII and wah, maybe you can figure it out!
Sounds like reverb to me. It wasn't uncommon for bands to do overdubs for BBC Sessions. Still, I just hear reverb reflections on the BBC version of Dazed and Confused.
On the BBC version I think he may have doubled the riff, atleast the last one, if you listen it sounds like one of the guitars plays slightly differently at the end before plant starts singing again.
Do you mean by overdubbing, or some other method?
Could have been "Timmy" Page doubling the guitar parts.