Pete Townshend - Live At Leeds effects?

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  1. welcometoashley

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    i was listening to live at leeds the other day and was wondering if townshend was using a delay for some echo? i think he used a univox fuzz for some leads, but i think i hear some slapback echo/delay as well??

    anyone know?
     
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    really? i thought it sounded kind of cool. interesting that it was the venue's acoustics that produced that sound. i did think it would be weird if townshend used a delay as it doesn't seem like his style - at least during that era.
     
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    you should definitely listen to it! it had been a while since i'd heard it and man, they are just ON.... pete's tone is absolutely killer...
     
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    i read something a while ago that said they added delay on in the studio when they were mixing it--to try to simulate the natural delay at the concert venue, that didn't get translated through the mics.
     
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    That was one of the first records I ever owned that was not from my dad's collection (he was a deejay, had lots of stuff, Beatles, Platters, Four Tops, etc). Live at Leeds was one of my first "MY" records.

    I don't own it anymore, should find it. Are there any CDs that are faithful to the LP mastering?
     
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    I love Live at Leeds, nothing makes me rock out harder.

    Check out a Vox Tonebender for some of that Townsend tone.
     
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    Yes, SG->Superfuzz->Hiwatt.
     
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    Most of the newer Who CDs have been remastered, with addition outtakes. Most are quite good actually, that I have heard. I have Live at Leeds on CD and it sounds awesome. If you can still find it, get it. It is worth every penny.

    Lexridge
     
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    isn't the catbread hyperpack based exactly on the tone here?
     
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    yes
     
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    I have a CD set called Live at Leeds complete, which has the show raw from the soundboard. The echo effect is present so I don't think they did much to sweeten it on the offical release.
     
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    hard to believe that echo effect on the intro to Magic Bus is not added via studio.
     
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    Are you guys sure about this that he didn't use an Echoplex?

    That delay on the intro on Magic Bus is my delay template!
     
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    I would have to go back and listen but you can hear his guitar echo off the walls during the quiet parts of "My Generation". Sounds just like it does on the "official" version. I was surprised when I heard it because I always figured it was done post-production.
     
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    Hi on the mixing board Peté's signal was fed into a Wem Copycat, at least I have read that somewhere. I always love the echopiece from See Me Feel Me great stuff always loved and still love Tho Who live At Leeds.
    Peace Strat58
     
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    what i find strange--and it's a reason that supports them using echo in the studio mixing--is that in some parts you can clearly hear the delayed echo, but in the same song on other parts you just hear room reverb. my generation comes to mind.

    i don't have the original-from-the-board mix, but these guys seem to say otherwise--that their mixes from the board didn't have the echo.
    http://vintageamps.com/plexiboard/viewtopic.php?t=11136&highlight=townshend+leeds+echo

    seems like the jury is still out.
     
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    HI here you can find everything on the guitar equipment Pete used trough the years, here i have read about teh Wem Copycat.

    http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/equipment.htm

    Peace Strat58
     

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