OD for Scott Henderson Tore Down House tone

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  1. don maxxx

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    I'm looking for a pedal to replicate the tone Scott's having on Tore Down House album. I think I need a TS808 kind-of pedal.

    Would Mad professor Little Green Wonder do the trick?
     
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    That is probably my favorite strat tone of all time. I think it has more to do with the guitar and amp than pedals. IIRC, Scott used a 57 reissue Strat with either Fralin or Suhr pickups into a 50 watt Marshall Plexi. He also used a Tube Screamer, but I think the right guitar and amp would be 90% of it. If you have that combination right, a TS808 clone of some kind or a Timmy should do the rest.
     
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    I have an EJ strat and a Deluxe Reverb.
     
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    It`s ider a Maxon SD-9 or a Maxon VOP-9 I am not sure when he swich from the SD-9 to the VOP-9.

    Sandro
     
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    and then again, Scott's fingers, brain, and heart have a LITTLE to do with that tone :)

    Good strat, good amp, TS style overdrive will get you close, tho.....
     
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    the LGW willl always do the trick :)
     
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    that's good to know because I don't have any Maxon dealer close.
    I tried the LGW and loved it, just wanted to know if there any other better options
     
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    Gorgeous tone.

    Scott details what he used on that album (but not specifically on that song) on his old "gear" page:

    http://www.scotthenderson.net/gear.htm

    And from the SH discussion forum:

    hi scott,
    on tore down house, you´ve used the plexi and the CAE 3+...i´m tryin´to figure out on which songs...did you use pedals on both amps? i guess there´s some tube screamer with the plexi, but did you also use pedals on slightly distorted CAE amps? did you mostly use the second channel on the CAE? is the CAE the slightly clearer sound with more presence like on mocha or you get off on me? (whereas i´d believe dolomite´s the marshall...???)
    thanks a lot for this record - these are the best sounding strat sounds ever recorded!!

    Quote: Thanks!

    Dolemite, Guitar School - plexi & TS-808
    Mocha - plexi & Voodoo 1
    Tore Down House, Xanax rhythm, You Get Off rhythm - CAE ch 1 & TS-808
    Xanax solo - CAE ch 1 & TS-808
    Harpoon, I Hate You, You Get Off solo - CAE ch 3 & Voodoo 1
     
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    You were extremely helpful. THANKS!

    That's the particular tone I'm looking for.
    It's the Ch1 of the CAE Fender-voiced?
     
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    I have the LGW and I LOVE Scott's tone on that album. It's probably my fave album of all times!

    I think the LGW with the body at around 4-5 o'clock will do the trick.

    Of course it depends a lot on what amp you run it through.

    But I love my LGW..... I have tried so many different OD's and this one is really great. I run mine with the body at 9 O'Clock. It sounds a bit more fuzzy here and has more low end, but it sounds like a cranked amp! And it is a very dynamic pedal!
     
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    What amp are you using?
     
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    Thanks, I didn't know that. A 57 huh?

    I totally love "Dog Party", as well. Everytime I play the opening track, my dog agrees. :dude
     
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    I didn't know that either, I always tough he used a rw-board strat.:dude
     
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    I use a tweed deluxe clone modded for lots of clean headroom and to run 6L6's. It puts out about 25w. I have a Weber 12a150T alnico speaker in it.

    The LGW is probably the best OD pedal I have yet tried with this amp.
    I also like the Fuchs Plush Cream, BB Preamp and Clark/Barber Gainster.
     
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    I've just bought a LGW from Merelington. I'll give you reports about the sound.:banana:banana:banana:banana
     

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