fuzz used on the beatle's taxman solo??

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  1. welcometoashley

    welcometoashley Member

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    hey all,

    i'm not a fuzz guy and every time i buy one decide it's not for me and get rid of it. but, i'm just curious if anyone knows the exact type of fuzz that's used on the beatles "taxman" during the solo. I think it's paul using a casino through an AC30, but i love the fuzz tone....

    is it a tonebender? if so - which version? i did a search and there seems to be some disagreement in general on beatle's fuzz tones (whether or not it's a tonebender and which version)....

    thanks....
     
  2. pboudreau

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    Vox Tonebender I. One pedal that will get those early 60's Brit fuzz sounds is the D*A*M 1966.
     
  3. welcometoashley

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    cool - thanks. i thought it might be a tonebender Mk1. Would love to get a D*A*M 1966 but don't think i want to shell out that much $$ or wait that long....

    any more readily, more affordable Mk1 clones out there? again, i don't know much about or play fuzzes... Thanks.
     
  4. Jacobpaul81

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    Yep. Vox Tonebender. That's the key. My understanding from what I read is, It was just "layin around the studio" , and someone said, "try this!" =)
     
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    Is the reissue Vox Tonebender a good alternative to D$A$M pedals?
     
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    It'a not a Tonebender clone but I use my Fulltone 69 on that solo and it works great for me. I read that was Paul on that solo even though George was the writer.
     
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    Despite what Baja Tech claims, the Vox Tonebender and the Solasound MKI are two different animals. The only commercially produced Solasound MKI clone is the D*A*M 1965 and it was a limited run of 15.
     
  9. Nico13

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    The guitar's sound for this solo of "Taxman" is pretty much the same as the sound on "She Said" and "Your Bird Can Sing".
    And I think it's sounds more like a treble booster in a cranked amp than any fuzz or tonebender.
     
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    I also reckon it is a cranked amp, driven mixing desk inputs and EQ... Mmm... and Fairchild!
     
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    Who are the Beatles?
     
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    I heard they are the backing band to some freak called Elvis...
     
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    Who the hell is Elvis??
     
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    dunno, I just googled Beatles and it popped up on Wikipedia...
     
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    Paul McCartney's band before Wings. :BEER
     
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    Hey Pete, let me know when you find the "holy grail" of fuzzes...I'm looking too. Keep it around $100 though...:BEER
     
  18. todd richman

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    +1 for the Vox Tonebender Mk1 and the D*A*M 1966 will definitely get you there.
     
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    actually the truth

    The sound is actually of one of the new at the time vox solid state amps with the built in distortion circuits. Its not a fuzz pedal and a vox ac30.
     
  20. jonnygreentrees

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    this seems likely to me, the sound is really harsh, almost like they plugged straight into the desk
     

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