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Pedal on Bad Co`s r&r Fantasy

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by 59model, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. 59model

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    Anyone know what type of overdrive/octave type was used in the intro and a few fills on this tune?
     
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    Doesn't sound like any FX to me. Sounds like thats just the player.
     
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    Paul Rogers said that this track was done with some sort of multi effects processor, with all the effects engaged at once.
     
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    I remember reading a Guitar Player with Mick Ralphs at the time and he said it was a EH Guitar Synth.
     
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    Think it was the then new/hip ARP Avator guitar synth - Paul Rodgers played the part, not Ralphs. They used EH things live to cop it... I'll dig up the old Guitar Player interview.
     
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    Thanks. RWE333, if it happens to say what was used live I`d appreaciate it. Any other pedals like the Blue Box get that sound?
     
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    On the studio record that was a GR-300 Roland Guitar synth and live they used the EH Micro Synth. I actually got to ask Mick Ralphs that back in the early 80's.
     
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    Bob wasn't it the GR-500 back then-the big console looking thing mounted on a keyboard stand with a guitar controller that resembled a sunburst Les Paul. I don't think the floorbox sized GR-300 came out until the early 80's as used by Andy Summers, Adrian Belew and Neil Schon.
     
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    Oops! Right you are. The same model used by Mike Rutherford on the "Then There Were Three" tour with Genesis. I could have swore he said GR-300 though. But Desolation Angels didn't come out until 79, I don't think the 300 was available by then.
     
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    Ant ideas on a new pedal that will come close?
     
  11. Bob Sweet

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    I used to use the EH Micro Synth to do that song. I think I also had a MuTron Phaser in there a too. But that might sound better with a little chorus or flanger in there with the Micro Synth.
     
  12. todd richman

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    How about a new custom design from Bob that encompasses that tone-I would want one of those. I am also a big Mick Ralphs fan generally and love his tones throughout Bad Co.'s career.
     
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    Wow!! Mick is my favorite R&R player I've followed his tone from Mott the Hoople days.
     
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    It's not a popular thing to say these days, but I loved Mick Ralph's tone on "Dangerous Age". The older stuff just doesn't impress me.
     

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