- 1 Noel Gallagher Pedalboard by Era
- 1.1 Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – Pre-Definitely Maybe
- 1.2 Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – Definitely Maybe Tour and onward
- 1.3 Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – 2000 Jools Holland Interview
- 1.4 Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – Mid-2000 Guitar Magazine Profile
- 1.5 Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – 2007 ish
- 1.6 Noel Gallagher Guitars
- 1.7 Noel Gallagher Pedalboard Notes
- 1.8 Noel Gallagher Pedalboard Sources
UPDATED: April 25th, 2013
While Noel Gallagher may most be known for his songwriting with Oasis, he also contributed much to the overall tone and sound and tone of the band, making the Noel Gallagher pedalboard an important part of their success. While he describes his use of pedals as very minimal, relying solely on amp distortion in the early days, many of his signature sounds come from the pedals he used. Most notably, Noel would employ a delay over his solos. As the band evolved their sound from Definitely Maybe to Be Here Now and Dig Out Your Soul, Noel relied more heavily on pedals to create those psychedelic sounds.
Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – What You Need To Know
Noel Gallagher started very modestly in terms of effects, relying heavily on his amps to push his signature distortion, and on studio production to produce that wall of sound. Lately, however, he seems to have taken to a certain number of pedals. While delay always found its way on his pedalboards, he recently start relying on stompbox distortion.
The following information has been aggregated from many websites and forums discussing what goes into a Noel Gallagher pedalboard. Feel free to leave comments in order to help shape the information on this site to more accurately reflect what exactly is used, how, and when.
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Noel Gallagher Pedalboard by Era
Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – Pre-Definitely Maybe
|Pedal||Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst||RE-20 Space Echo||MG50FX||AC30|
|Alternative?||Available New||Available New||Marshall MG50CFX||AC30VR|
Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – Definitely Maybe Tour and onward
|Pedal||V847 Wah-Wah Pedal||TS9 Tube Screamer||DD-3 Digital Delay||CS-3 Compression Sustainer||SD-2 Dual Overdrive||PH-3 Phase Shifter||Tonebender|
|Alternative?||Available New||Available New||Available New||Available New||Boss OD-3 Overdrive||Available New||Fulltone SB-2 Soul-Bender|
Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – 2000 Jools Holland Interview
Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – Mid-2000 Guitar Magazine Profile
|Brand||Dunlop||Ibanez||Danelectro||Boss||Boss||SIB||Hughes & Kettner||Korg|
|Pedal||535Q Crybaby Wah Pedal||TS9 Tube Screamer||DE-1 Dan-Echo||PN-2 Tremolo Pan||LS-2 Line Selector/Power Supply||Analog Echodrive||Tube Tools Tube Rotosphere MKII||DTR-1 Rack Tuner|
|Alternative?||Available New||Available New||Available New||Boss TR-2 Tremolo (No Pan)||Available New||Way Huge Electronics Aqua-Puss MkII Analog Delay||Available New||Discontinued|
Noel Gallagher Pedalboard – 2007 ish
|Pedal||535Q Crybaby Wah Pedal||King of Tone||TS9 Tube Screamer||DD-6 Digital Delay||DL4 Delay||PN-2 Tremolo Pan||LS-2 Line Selector/Power Supply||Analog Echodrive|
|Alternative?||Available New||Available New||Available New||Boss DD-7 Digital Delay||Available New||Boss TR-2 Tremolo (No Pan)||Available New||Way Huge Electronics Aqua-Puss MkII Analog Delay|
Noel Gallagher Guitars
|Pedal||J-200 Standard Vintage Sunburst||J-200 Standard Vintage Sunburst|
|Alternative?||Available New||Available New|
Noel Gallagher Pedalboard Notes
Not as popular as the Dunlop Wah, Noel has been relying on this model since his Definitely Maybe tour. You can hear this Wah most notably on “D’You Know What I Mean”. Noel however was known to have switch to the Dunlop Wah later in the band’s history.
Ibanez TS-9 Tubescreamer
While Noel may not follow the trend on Wah pedals, he goes with a tried and true vintage sound withe the Ibanez Tubescreamer. No word on any modifications. It seems to be used solely as a boost… he seems to prefer the crunch from the amps.
Noel Gallagher Delay Pedals
One of Noel Gallagher’s distinct sounds comes from his layering “Wall-of-Sound” techniques. Prime among this technique is using a delay pedal to beef up his solos. He used the DD3 Boss Delay model.
The DL4 is quickly becoming the gold standard in professional delay pedals. Noel has also been seen using this model in recent years instead of the Boss. Another trick that Noel does with his delay is to scratch his guitar strings with a metal slide with the delay activated (The Supersonic intro sounds great like this!)
Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere
This pedal is responsible for the terrific effect on the guitar on “Who Feels Love”.
An interesting addtion to Noel’s pedalboard in the 2000’s, the Dan-Echo made a brief appearance before being replaced once again by a Boss pedal.
An important contribution to the overall Oasis sound comes from Noel’s penchant for Semi-Acoustic electric guitars, such as the Epiphone Riviera, or his own design, the Supernova.