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Pedal to get near Robben Ford's tone on Rugged Road

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Tito83, May 19, 2011.

  1. Tito83

    Tito83 Member

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    Yeah, yeah... Another "D"/Ford tone question... But I have nowhere else to ask :p Sorry. :bonk

    Anyway...

    Love that tone! Had the Zendrive but the low end was not like this tone IMO. So... Alpha Drive? Jetter GSR? Zen2 maybe?

    I'd appreciate any help!
     
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    Freekish Blues Alpha Drive is the "D" tone box of the moment
    ( http://www.freekishblues.com/AlphaDrive.html ) - the You Tube clips sound very convincing (with all the attending disclaimers about demo clips on the Tube) - have not heard one in person though - this one just showed up on my radar off this board a week or so back. If that's what your looking for it might be worth the time to investigate.
     
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    Maybe one of the Kingsley pedals ???
     
  6. Tito83

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    I've checked all of them out and I haven't yet found one I really liked. Kingsley are a bit steep and too big, I'm looking for a more "regular" pedal... And that includes the Ethos also ;).

    I'm looking for this more wolly/phasy low end if that makes any sense...
     
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  7. Nashville76

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    My fav is still the Zendrive.....it's a fantastic pedal.....it's all about dialing it in to your amps tone settings.
     
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    agreed on the Zendrive.
     
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    Can't believe no one has yet asked what amp or guitar you're using. Kinda like asking how to get to a specific restaurant, and folks are giving you directions without asking where you are currently. :)

    Assuming you're using a guitar with similar scale length and pickups as what he's using there (not familiar with that particular piece, but have seen and heard Ford since early 70s, so not unfamiliar with his range of tones), and you're using an appropriate starting point for an amp, something like a bf Fender or RI thereof, I'd think the Zendrive should get you in the vicinity. Another worthwhile candidate, IMO, would be the Barber Small Fry.

    Of course, trying to get there with a Voxy, Marshally, modelling, etc., amp may require different recipes.
     

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