UPDATED: October 24th, 2013
American rock guitarist Josh Homme is the driving force for modern hard rock, with his participation in both Queens of the Stone Age and the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.
Josh has used a LOT of pedals in his career. While we chronicle a few of them below, it only scratches the surface. It has been said that pedals would come and go within a tour.
What you’ll find here is the most complete listing of gear information for Josh Homme’s pedalboard on one page.
Josh Homme’s Pedalboards
There are two effects that particularly dominate Josh Homme’s pedalboards; octaves and fuzz. These two effects are essential to Josh’s most recent sound.
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CURRENT: Josh Homme Pedalboard – 2013 Pedalboard
|Brand||Stone Deaf FX||Boss||Fulltone||Dunlop||DigiTech||Electro-Harmonix||Dunlop||Dunlop|
|Pedal||PDF-1 Parametric Distortion Filter||GE-7 Equalizer||Ultimate Octave||Rotovibe||Whammy Pedal||Switchblade+||Crybaby QZ-1 Q-Zone||DVP1 Volume Pedal|
|Alternative?||Available New||Available New||Available New||Available New||Available New||Available New||Discontinued||Available New|
|Pedal||Echodrive||Fuzz Wah||RE-20 Space Echo||Demon King||POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator||Pitchblack Chromatic Pedal Tuner|
|Alternative?||Available New||Discontinued||Available New||Available New||Available New||Available New|
Josh Homme Pedalboard – 2001 Queens of the Stone Age
Below is a listing of pedals used early on in his career. This is a period where his pedalboard was very much in flux. What’s important to note is what has remained on his board since the early days: volume pedals and delays remain, while the popular grunge era pedals of the SD-1 and Phase 90 don’t seem to have a place on his more recent effects rig.
|Brand||Boss||Boss||MXR||Electro-Harmonix||Ernie Ball||Way Huge Electronics|
|Pedal||TU-2 Pedal Tuner||SD-1 SUPER OverDrive||M-101 Phase 90||Microsynth||6166 Mono Volume Pedal||Aqua-Puss MkII Analog Delay|
|Alternative?||Boss TU-3 Chromatic Pedal Tuner||Available New||Available New||Available New||Available New||Available New|
Josh Homme Pedalboard – 2011 Them Crooked Vultures
At this point, Josh was employing two pedalboards plus extra pedals on top of his amps. As you can see, octave and fuzz effects were very important on this board, though volume and boosts show exactly how much he tweaks his input during gigs.
|Pedal||Fuzz Wah||Fatboost 3 FB-3||Ultimate Octave||XO Micro POG Polyphonic Octave Generator||XO Octave Multiplexer||Crybaby QZ-1 Q-Zone|
|Notes||Pedalboard #1||Pedalboard #1||Pedalboard #1||Pedalboard #1||Pedalboard #1||Pedalboard #1|
|Alternative?||Discontinued||Available New||Available New||Available New||Available New||Discontinued|
|Pedal||MF-104Z Moogerfooger Analog Delay||MF-101 Low Pass Filter||Echodrive||RE-20 Space Echo||6166 Mono Volume Pedal||Superfuzz||Fatboost v1|
|Notes||Pedalboard #2||Pedalboard #2||Pedalboard #2||Pedalboard #2||Pedalboard #2||Pedalboard #2||On top of Amps|
|Alternative?||MF-104M Moogerfooger Analog Delay||No longer in production||Available New||Available New||Available New||Discontinued||Fatboost 3 FB-3|
Josh Homme Pedalboard – Undated Queens of the Stone Age
|Pedal||Crybaby QZ-1 Q-Zone||POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator||Ultimate Octave||GE-7 Equalizer||6166 Mono Volume Pedal||Echodrive|
|Alternative?||Discontinued||Available New||Available New||Available New||Available New||Available New|
Josh Homme Pedalboard Sources
- Effects Bay – Them Crooked Vultures
- Web Archive – 2001 Board
- Gear Page – 2001 Board
- Pedalmaniacs – 2013 Board
- Gear Whore – Undated Board