Wind Cries Mary Tone?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Laser, Feb 12, 2006.


  1. Laser

    Laser Member

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    Seems I've got all my tones nailed except one:

    Looking to take the clean channel of my Fuchs TDS into that sweet, low-gain sound heard on the beginning and verse of "Wind Cries Mary", "Hey Joe" and "Lenny" ect. No fizz, no distortion--just a little overdrive, a little extra fatness and a healthy amount of sustain.

    Which pedal do you guys recommend?

    I play a John Suhr strat.
    I bought (and returned) a MJM Blues Devil--way too fizzy.

    What say you gunslingers? COT50 Red/Blue, Tim, Barber Silver Ltd........
    Thanks for your help.

    Laser
     
  2. derek_32999

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    COT 50 (havent tried the blue) will nail it
    Marshall Bluesbreaker I can also hit some of those tones.
     
  3. webb

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    The cot 50 is perfect for that tone. Mine is the red led version.
     
  4. stratofied

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    Another vote for the COT 50. Blue or Red, either will do.
     
  5. A440

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    +1 for COT50
     
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    They are probably right, but if you already have decent pick ups (Bill Chapin handwound my neck pick up for this sound) then set your amp up for a loud pushed clean then restrain your attack on the guitar for the more subtle bits. You'll find that you'll have more control over the tone/sound this way.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    I'm sure you can get a similar tone with the fuchs. Just use the neck pickup on your strat, OD channel, back off the vol pot on you guitar a little, and you should be close enough.
     
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    The best way to do this is to drive your amp to that sweet power amp overdrive.. If you cant do this, the COT50 is your best bet, roll the volume back just a bit and let rip with your strat.
     
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    fulldrive 69 or no pedal at all
    turn down the guitar volume, get a 1965 strat and a super amp
     
  10. Laser

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    Thanks, everyone.

    Looks like the COT50.

    For those who recommend overdriving my clean channel, or getting a new amp, or getting a new guitar--appreciate the thought. This tone is only used on 3 or 4 songs a night. I would have sacrifice my other bread and butter tones to do this and frankly, they just sound too damn good.
    Maybe if I was in a Jimi clone band.

    Again thanks!

    Laser
     

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