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Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams) Trem Pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by drspencer, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. drspencer

    drspencer Member

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    Does anyone know what Trem pedal Doug uses?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Don Rusk

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    When I saw them recently Doug is an absolute pedal whore - HUGE pedal board, I couldnt quite see the individual pedals to ID them, but krikey...... it might even be amp trem too...... but he used it alot
     
  3. TAVD

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    The latest CD has a shout out to Line6. I really hope all those great tremolo sounds are coming out of something other than a modeler.
     
  4. G'OlPeachPhan

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    I don't know which one he actually uses, but the TCJ Luxury Twin Rate Trem gets great Pettibone trem sounds... The trem on the Fillmore recording is very amp-like IMO, (un)even if it is a pedal (pun intended). :cool:
     
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    Yeah listening to how much he used it, I was wishing I could get him a Mint Green Mini Vibe, I know he'd love it with that unique hypnotic throb....
     
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    I was on the phone with Taras (Lucinda's bassist) a couple of days ago about some session work. When he calls back this week I'll try to remember to ask him about Doug's trem unit he's using.
     
  7. pepperco

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    Please do, this is becoming quite the mystery,

    we should have a reward for pix of his pedalboard !!
     
  8. Improviser

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    DP uses a Prescription Electronics Throb tremolo, utilising 2 different trem speeds and sometimes for helicopter-style effects.
     
  9. agentcooper2001

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    the Throb trem sounds so good, but it has a slight volume drop that made it not work out on my board. I switched to the Frantone Vibutron. Same great sound as the throb, no volume drop. If any of you love trem and haven't tried the Vibutron, please do so.
     
  10. drspencer

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    Can anyone comment on the Pres. Elec. Throb pedal? I've read that it's not true bypass and has other issues.
    Thanks
     
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    Like I mentioned above your post, the Throb definitely has a volume drop when engaged. It's also not true bypass. The Vibutron gets the same great sound without the volume drop and it is true bypass.
     
  12. ezra-g

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    I took this photo of Doug Pettibone's pedal board at the 2/18/06 duo concert with lucinda williams at the aladdin theatre in portland, or.

    looks like he's got a trob AND a Demeter Tremulator. Any idea why he'd use two? maybe different pedals for different songs? I wonder which he used on 'fruits of my labor' on the original recorded version.

    Anyone know how these two pedals compare? How about to the Supa Trem?

    Thanks,

    -ezra

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Improviser

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    Wow, thanks for the pic (despite the huge size) !

    You're right, looks like a rehoused Tremulator and the PE Throb being used. I use a Tremulator and it is an all-round good-sounding trem, whereas the Throb (based on the EH Pulsar) I believe DP uses for the helicopter effects.

    Can anyone list all of the effects, and in which running order they are arranged?
     
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    Would you mind telling him, I would love to take Lucinda out to dinner...:cool:
     
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    Very Cool !

    Thanks for the pic.

    Now we know, ......lets detail the pedals.

    What is the way huge and the guytron ?
     
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    The Way Huge = A Saffron Squeeze Compressor.
    I don't know what the Guytron is.
     
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    I think that's a Guyatone MR-2. Discontinued for patent infringement or some such thing.

    God I am such a geek. :jo
     
  18. pepperco

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    Well you are among friends.:eek:

    I am enamoured by this pedalboard, a working mans board.
    Few observations, could be wrong

    -Zvex SHO (top right).....first in chain? possibly always on / buffering ?
    -2 trems, in the front row, as it shoud be, the throb must do the
    helecopter sound.
    -Red Snapper front and center, must be his main solo booster.
    -AD80 set for a REAL tight echo, 100 ms or so, 2 repeats or so.
    -Wood block under the fuzz factory ?
    -The small box on the bottom right, amp reverb ? amp trem ?
    -You think he could get a short AC cable to go from one PPower
    to the other......hehe

    I really need to try a Hot Cake, so many of my favorite guitarists
    use one. Any one feel like taking a shot at the signal chain ?
     
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    is there an advantage to using one pedal for helicopter effects and the other for regular tremolo when you've got 2 speed settings on the throb already? has anyone A\B'd these pedals personally?
     
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    yeah....it looks like he has the throb set to "chop" trem mode and the faster of the two trem channels looks to be maxed out as fast as it will go......it's a great trem
     

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