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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Phalanx200bc, Sep 6, 2010.
Jorma Kaukonen on Volunteers
it's a band-pass filter. a tone knob is a low pass filter.
School me on what a band pass filter is?
The solo in "Too Much Time On My Hands" by STYX is a great example of this sound used well in a popular radio song.
a low pass filter lets the low frequencies below a certain pre-determined point come through
a high pass filter lets the high frequencies above a certain pre-determined point come through
a bandpass filter allows the frequencies between two pre-determined points to come through.
tone controls will control the highs (everything above a certain point)
a wah will control a certain gang of frequencies in a particular band of the spectrum.
If I'm correct, when they first came out they were called Tone Pedals not wah wahs.
Next question, then: Is it possible to replace the Tone pot in a guitar with a Band-Pass Filter pot?
Note: Pat. Pend: Band-Pass Filter mounted in guitar and activated using a whammy bar.
The solo in Grand Illusion too. I believe that is Tommy Shaw playing that part.
The Wah is also a treble booster. Or perhaps all of the frequencies in the band pass filter. You add power and it is an active circuit (preamplifier).
A passive tone knob would sound like twisting your guitar tone knob back and forth. Not much wah there.
The first wah was the Clyde McCoy model which was designed to emulate the muted trumpet of Clyde McCoy.
yes. See the Joe Perry Les Paul.
This pedal will give you a cocked wah sound.
Paisley starts the title track of " American Saturday Night" that way. Heard him do it on another song or two I can't recall right now. I stumbled on the " Money For Nothing" tone by accident. Nailed it!
Big time FZ. When I think of this tone, it's always Frank.
No doubt Schenker is the king. Check out early Derringer and Joe Perry's solo on Kings and Queens.
Chris Squire is who I think of right away.
I thought past a certain point in Frank's career he had a parametric EQ thingie built into his guitars with maybe a switch to toggle in between two frequencies?
I remember reading something about this in the GP cover issue where he's holding the red mini-strat...
Came upon this thread after re-engaing with Knopfler's Money for Nothing and wondering who else did the cocked wah thing (since I've been loving doing it for years now but never really acknowledgeded where that one of many tones I love came from). After following through the leads in this thread and listeneing to these artists I must say that none of those others show that killer tone like Knopfler did. That must be where it came from for me.
Please prove me wrong with better examples........