What pedal to get that "She said she said" honking tone??

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  1. JimmyR

    JimmyR Member

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    You know - that beautiful Beatles guitar sound. Also Paul McCartney gets it on some of his albums, like Band on the Run.

    I'm thinking it would be a treble booster of some kind? Anyone know what they used? "Let me roll it" has the sound I'm chasing too.
     
  2. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    a real ac-30 cranked a bit, maybe with a little compression? i'm sure the real beatles-heads would know.
     
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    I think they were using 7-series Vox amps at that time in addition to Fenders. Check over at PlexiPalace also on the Vox page there. To me there is not a lot of low end in that guitar sound so you might start with an EQ pedal and a fuzz.
     
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    I love that song "Let me roll it" It has such a haunting sound to it.
     
  5. JimmyR

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    Oh yeah! I just read somewhere that "Let me roll it" was Paul's attempt at writing in a Plastic Ono Band style. Sounds plausible. Great song!
     
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    They were using all sorts of stuff by this time. It could be the Vox 7120, it could be Paul's Esquire thru a Selmer Zodiac (which he favoured slightly later on "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" and "Good Morning, Good Morning"). "She Said, She Said" was a last minute deal recorded and mixed in a single day - Henry the Horse would know for sure if he pops up here.
    Best, Pete.
     
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    I've gotten pretty close to the sound on She Said, She Said, using a DAM 1966 a p90 equipped Les Paul and a Fender Blues Junior. I would say George used an Epiphone Casino and either a MKI or a MKI.5 Tonebender. I'm not sure about the amp.
     
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    Of course the amp and guitar is important, but with this kind of tone, just about any kind will work.
    Use a Tonebender-style fuzz pedal. Something very gnarly sounding, definetely not a smooth sound.
     
  9. Lolaviola

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    Check out this guy on YouTube. I love his stuff.
    For Revolver a Fuzzface works, too.
    Also there is something about multitracking guitars that's hard to capture with pedals. John and George had identical strats, I'm told, and epiphones, too. They would track the parts together, and get a "doubling" effect.
     
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    I'm hearing an epiphone casino (they all owned them).
     

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