So, you've been dreaming about a particular cab and head, but don't have enough money to drop down for both. The Solution? Consider a pedal based amp, such as the Electro-Harmonix 22 Caliber Power Amp. Not only is it a much lighter solution for travelling, it's much cheaper and can substitute very Read more [...]
Much of Trey Anastasio's sound resides not on the floor, but behind him, in his amps and in his rack. In his rack, you can find more functional devices like the power conditioner and tuner, but also some very important effects, such as a delay, tremolo, vibe, and reverb. Here is the list:
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Another secret to John Mayer's sound can be found in his Keely Katana boost. The boost pedals helps keep the volume up during solos. With John Mayer mostly playing his own rhythm and solos, this pedal comes in handy, which is why it's one of the pedals that shows up the most consistently on his pedalboard. Read more [...]
Coldplay's distinct sound does lie only in Chris Martin's songwriting; it has a lot to do with guitarist Jonny Buckland's talent and effects. On the song "Violet Hill", Jonny Buckland's solo is accentuated by a distinct sound. That sound is provided in part by his Electro Harmonix Micro-Pog Octave Read more [...]
Ever want to get that great riff from "Given to fly" down right? Here's the gear that you need to get that exact "vibe" effect.
Dunlop Univibe Chorus Vibrato
Technically, this pedal appears just before the pedalboard, and into which the original guitar signal is entered (through wireless, of course). Read more [...]
They may not provide any effect, but these pedals are still essential for the band's sound (by keeping them in tune!). Jonny Buckland of Coldplay favors the TU-2 stompbox tuner pedal by Boss.
Click here to view Jonny Buckland's full pedal profile.
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One of the most distinct sound of this decade (00's) come from Coldplay. Although Chris Martin may be the brains behind the song, the sound is really created live onstage by Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland.
One of the most distinct sounds comes from his use of the Electronic Bow (E-Bow), which can Read more [...]